The financing of college education is the responsibility of the individual student and the student’s family. In situations where the student is unable to secure sufficient funds to attend, the Financial Aid Office attempts, when possible, to bridge the gap between the cost of attending, and the student’s available resources.
What is the Cost Of Attendance (COA)?
The Cost of Attendance, also known as the "Student Budget", includes most everything related to college expenses for one academic year.
How is eligility determined?
Colleges determine and offer students financial aid based on the following:
Cost of Attendance (COA)
- Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
= Financial Need (Financial Aid Eligibility)
What is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?
A figure derived from the information that the student and/or parents provided on the FAFSA form. It is used to determine the types and amounts of financial aid a student may receive from the Federal government, the State Government and the school.
What is Financial Need?
Financial need is calculated as being the difference between the Cost of Attendance and the Expected Family Contribution. The amount of aid you receive is then based on your financial need. Even if you have no financial need, you are still able to receive non-need based financial aid, such as scholarships or Federal Unsubsidized Direct Stafford loans. Financial Need will vary from school to school.
Will Outside Funding Affect My Financial Aid Award?
Your total Financial Aid package - money from the federal government, State Grant agency, college and outside resources - cannot exceed your Cost of Attendance (COA). Other types of funding may reduce your eligibility for federal and state financial aid. Any outside resource you receive must be used when determining the types and amounts of financial aid may be awarded. Some common outside resources include:
|Butler County Residents||All Other Counties|
|Room & Board||1400||3200||1400||3200|
|Books & Supplies||1200||1200||1200||1200|
Budgets are based on full-time, full year enrollment
Medical students receive an additional $400 in supplies due to increased expenses
Loan recipients receive an additional $50 to cover loan fees charged by the servicer
Summer 2014 Budget
Summer Tuition + Budget = Cost of Attendance
Commuter Off Campus
Full Time 1111 1511
3/4 Time 833 1133
1/2 Time 556 756
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Financial Aid Office
Butler County Community College
107 College Drive
Butler PA 16003
Federal School Code: 003240
Monday thru Friday
8am - 4pm
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