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H. Financial Aid



Please refer to the following financial aid definitions when completing Section H.

Awarded aid: The dollar amounts offered to financial aid applicants.

Financial aid applicant: Any applicant who submits any one of the institutionally required financial aid applications/forms, such as the FAFSA.

Indebtedness: Aggregate dollar amount borrowed through any loan program (federal, state, subsidized, unsubsidized, private, etc.; excluding parent loans) while the student was enrolled at an institution. Student loans co-signed by a parent are assumed to be the responsibility of the student and should be included.

Institutional scholarships and grants: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition funded grants for which the institution determines the recipient.

Financial need: As determined by your institution using the federal methodology and/or your institution's own standards.

Need-based aid: College-funded or college-administered award from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify. This includes both institutional and non-institutional student aid (grants, jobs, and loans).

Need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify.

Need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must demonstrate financial need to qualify.

Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid: Scholarships and grants, gifts, or merit-based aid from institutional, state,federal, or other sources (including unrestricted funds or gifts and endowment income) awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement, merit, or any other non-need-based reason. When reporting questions H1 and H2, non-need-based aid that is used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid.

Note: Suggested order of precedence for counting non-need money as need-based:
   Non-need institutional grants
   Non-need tuition waivers
   Non-need athletic awards
   Non-need federal grants
   Non-need state grants
   Non-need outside grants
   Non-need student loans
   Non-need parent loans
   Non-need work

Non-need-based self-help aid: Loans and jobs from institutional, state, or other sources for which a student need not demonstrate financial need to qualify.

External scholarships and grants: Scholarships and grants received from outside (private) sources that students bring with them (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit scholarships). The institution may process paperwork to receive the dollars, but it has no role in determining the recipient or the dollar amount awarded.

Work study and employment: Federal and state work study aid, and any employment packaged by your institution in financial aid awards.

Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates

H1. Enter total dollar amounts awarded to enrolled full-time and less than full-time degree-seeking undergraduates (using the same cohort reported in CDS Question B1, "total degree-seeking" undergraduates) in the following categories. (Note: If the data being reported are final figures for the 2010-2011 academic year (see the next item below), use the 2010-2011 academic year's CDS Question B1 cohort.) Include aid awarded to international students (i.e., those not qualifying for federal aid). Aid that is non-need-based but that was used to meet need should be reported in the need-based aid column. (For a suggested order of precedence in assigning categories of aid to cover need, see the entry for "non-need-based scholarship or grant aid" on the last page of the definitions section.)

Indicate the academic year for which data are reported for items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 below:
2011-2012 estimated       or        2010-2011 final

Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid? (Formerly H3)
Federal methodology (FM)
Institutional methodology (IM)
Both FM and IM

  Need-based (Include non-need-based aid use to meet need.) Non-need-based (Exclude non-need-based aid use to meet need.)
  $ $
Scholarships/Grants    
Federal 19,317,984  
State (i.e., all states, not only the state in which your institution is located) 7,696,514 3,416,933
Institutional: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition funded grants, awarded by the college, excluding athletic aid and tuition waivers (which are reported below). 296,529 176,182
Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit) not awarded by the college 322,977 85,988
Total Scholarships/Grants 27,634,004 3,679,103
Self-Help    
Student loans from all sources (excluding parent loans) 18,796,097 18,545,022
Federal Work-Study 287,261  
State and other (e.g., institutional) work-study/employment (Note: Excludes Federal Work-Study captured above.)    
Total Self-Help 91,083,358 18,545,022
Parent Loans   3,330,470
Tuition Waivers
Note: Reporting is optional. Report tuition waivers in this row if you choose to report them. Do not report tuition waivers elsewhere.
   
Athletic Awards 500,701 487,607

H2. Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid: List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who applied for and were awarded financial aid from any source. Aid that is non-need-based but that was used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid. Numbers should reflect the cohort awarded the dollars reported in H1. Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in more than one row, and full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.

  First-time Full-time Freshmen Full-time Undergrad (Incl. Fresh) Less Than Full-time Undergrad
a)  Number of degree-seeking undergraduate students (CDS Item B1 if reporting on Fall 2011 cohort) 1,931 8,265 1,764
b)  Number of students in line a who applied for need-based financial aid 1,596 7,042 1,210
c)  Number of students in line b who were determined to have financial need 1,331 6,064 1,095
d)  Number of students in line c who were awarded any financial aid 1,331 5,956 1,023
e)  Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based scholarship or grant aid 1,314 5,900 960
f)  Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based self-help aid 1,200 5,443 928
g)  Number of students in line d who were awarded any non-need-based scholarship or grant aid 69 204 39
h)  Number of students in line d whose need was fully met (exclude PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) 380 683 142
i)  On average, the percentage of need that was met of students who were awarded any need-based aid. Exclude any aid that was awarded in excess of need as well as any resources that were awarded to replace EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) 55% 52% 42%
j)  The average financial aid package of those in line d. Exclude any resources that were awarded to replace EFC (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) $9,027 $5,900 $7,603
k)  Average need-based scholarship or grant award of those in line e $6,260 $5,597 $4,731
l)  Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of those in line f $3,778 $4,423 $4,296
m)  Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of those in line f who were awarded a need-based loan $3,356 $4,136 $4,131

H2A. Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Non-need-based Scholarships and Grants: List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-than-full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and who were awarded institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. Numbers should reflect the cohort awarded the dollars reported in H1. Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in more than one row, and full-time freshmen should also be counted as full-time undergraduates.

  First-time Full-time Freshmen Full-time Undergrad (Incl. Fresh) Less Than Full-time Undergrad
n)  Number of students in line a who had no financial need and who were awarded institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid (exclude those who were awarded athletic awards and tuition benefits) 69 348 55
o)  Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based scholarship and grant aid awarded to students in line n $2,045 $1,551 $920
p)  Number of students in line a who were awarded an institutional non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant 53 240 2
q)  Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based athletic scholarships and grants awarded to students in line p $5,435 $4,522 $3,416

Note: These are the graduates and loan types to include and exclude in order to fill out CDS H4, H4a, H5 and H5a.

Include:

Exclude:

H4. Provide the percentage of the class (defined above) who borrowed at any time through any loan programs (institutional, state, Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized, private loans that were certified by your institution, etc.; exclude parent loans). Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. 63%

H4a. Provide the percentage of the class (defined above) who borrowed at any time through federal loan programs--Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. NOTE: exclude all institutional, state, private alternative loans and parent loans. 63%

H5. Report the average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed of those in line H4.  $20,712

H5a. Report the average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed, of those in H4a, through federal loan programs--Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. These are listed in line H4a. NOTE: exclude all institutional, state, private alternative loans and exclude parent loans.  $20,712

Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens
(Note: Report numbers and dollar amounts for the same academic year checked in item H1.)

H6. Indicate your institution's policy regarding institutional scholarship and grant aid for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens:
Institutional need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Institutional scholarship and grant aid is not available

If institutional financial aid is available for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens, provide the number of undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens who were awarded need-based or non-need-based aid: ______

Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $ ______________

Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $ _____________

H7. Check off all financial aid forms nonresident alien first-year financial aid applicants must submit:
Institution’s own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
International Student’s Financial Aid Application
International Student’s Certification of Finances
Other:

Process for First-Year/Freshman Students

H8. Check off all financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit:
FAFSA
Institution's own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
State aid form
Noncustodial PROFILE
Business/Farm Supplement
Other:

H9. Indicate filing dates for first-year (freshman) students:

Priority date for filing required financial aid forms: 04/01
Deadline for filing required financial aid forms: 07/01
No deadline for filing required forms (applications processed on a rolling basis): 05/15

H10. Indicate notification dates for first-year (freshman) students (answer a or b):

  1. Students notified on or about (date): 05/15
  2. Students notified on a rolling basis: YES If yes, starting date: 05/15

H11. Indicate reply dates:
Students must reply by (date): ______________ or within _______ weeks of notification.

Types of Aid Available
Please check off all types of aid available to undergraduates at your institution:

H12. Loans
FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM (DIRECT LOAN)
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans

Federal Perkins Loans
Federal Nursing Loans
State Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Other (specify):

H13. Scholarships and Grants
NEED-BASED:
Federal Pell
SEOG
State scholarships/grants
Private scholarships
College/university scholarship or grant aid from institutional funds
United Negro College Fund
Federal Nursing Scholarship
Other (specify):

H14. Check off criteria used in awarding institutional aid. Check all that apply.

  Non-need Need-based
Academics X X
Alumni affiliation X  
Art X  
Athletics X  
Job skills    
ROTC    
Leadership X  
Minority status X X
Music/drama X  
Religious affiliation    
State/district residency X X

H15. If your institution has recently implemented any major financial aid policy, program, or initiative to make your institution more affordable to incoming students such as replacing loans with grants, or waiving costs for families below a certain income level please provide details below: