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CDS Definitions
H. Financial Aid  
H01 Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates
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 2016-2017 academic year (see the next item below), use the 2016-2017 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 columns. (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.)
  2017-2018 estimated 2016-2017 final
Indicate the academic year for which data are reported for items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 below: X
Which needs-analysis methodology does your institution use in awarding institutional aid?
Federal methodology (FM) Yes
Institutional methodology (IM) No
Both FM and IM No
  Need-based $ (Include non-needbased aid used to meet need.) Non-needbased $ (Exclude non-needbased aid used to meet need.)
Scholarships/Grants
Federal $28,771,187 $1,224,545
State (i.e., all states, not only the state in which your institution is located) $37,086,415 $2,196,887
Institutional: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition funded grants, awarded by the college, excluding thletic aid and tuition waivers (which are reported below). $48,905,207 $64,741,132
Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit) not awarded by the college $5,779,008 $10,106,046
Total Scholarships/Grants 120,541,817 78,268,610
Self-Help
Student loans from all sources (excluding parent loans) $57,648,096 $45,780,571
Federal Work-Study $1,091,747
State and other (e.g., institutional) work-study/employment (Note: Excludes Federal Work-Study captured above.) $29,331 $12,398
Total Self-Help 58,769,174 45,792,969
Other
Parent Loans $14,066,512 $27,540,014
Tuition Waivers Reporting is optional. Report tuition waivers in this row if you choose to report them. Do not report tuition waivers elsewhere. $1,139,803 $1,997,829
Athletic Awards $4,095,227 $8,732,451
H02 Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid:
List the number of degree-seeking full-time and less-thanfull- time undergraduates who applied for and were awarded financial aid from any source. Aid that is nonneed- 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 Undergraduate (Incl. Fresh.) Less Than Full-time Undergraduate
a) Number of degree-seeking undergraduate students (CDS Item B1 if reporting on Fall 2017 cohort) 7,654 31,884 1,040
b) Number of students in line a who applied for needbased financial aid 5,580 18,747 500
c) Number of students in line b who were determined to have financial need 3,498 13,183 392
d) Number of students in line c who were awarded any financial aid 3,321 12,702 339
e) Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based scholarship or grant aid 2,860 10,761 273
f) Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based self-help aid 1,939 8,100 226
g) Number of students in line d who were awarded any non-need-based scholarship or grant aid 730 2,304 17
h) Number of students in line d whose need was fully met (exclude PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) 1,089 3,359 27
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) 70.60% 69.10% 46.20%
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) $14,159 $13,500 $6,927
k)Average need-based scholarship and grant award of those in line e $12,629 $11,445 $4,584
l) Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of those in line f $3,317 $4,472 $4,489
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 $3,262 $4,454 $4,474
H02A 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 Undergraduate (Incl. Fresh.) Less Than Full-time Undergraduate
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) 1,919 10,179 163
o) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based scholarship and grant aid awarded to students in line n $7,384 $5,626 $2,491
p) Number of students in line a who were awarded an institutional non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant 64 311 8
q) Average dollar amount of institutional non-need-based athletic scholarships and grants awarded to students in line p $22,764 $23,992 $14,391
H03
Incorporated into H1 above.
H04
Note: These are the graduates and loan types to include and exclude in order to fill out CDS H4 and H5.  Include:
  • 2015 undergraduate class: all students who started at your institution as first-time students and received a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
  • only loans made to students who borrowed while enrolled at your institution.
  • co-signed loans.
Exclude:
  • students who transferred in.
  • money borrowed at other institutions.
  • parent loans
  • students who did not graduate or who graduated with another degree or certificate (but no bachelor’s degree.)
Provide the number of students in the 2015 undergraduate class who started at your institution as first-time students and received a bachelor's degree between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Exclude students who transferred into your institution.
6,414
H05
Number and percent of students in class (defined in H4 above) borrowing from federal, non-federal, and any loan sources, and the average (or mean) amount borrowed. NOTE: The "Average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed," is designed to provide better information about student borrowing from federal and nonfederal (institutional, state, commercial) sources. The numbers, percentages, and averages for each row should be based only on the loan source specified for the particular row. For example, the federal loans average (row b) should only be the cumulative average of federal loans and the private loans average (row e) should only be the cumulative average of private loans.
  Number in the class (defined in H4 above) who borrowed from the types of loans specified in the first column Percent of the class (defined above) who borrowed from the types of loans specified in the first column (nearest 1%) Average per-undergraduate-borrower cumulative principal borrowed, of those in the first column from the types of loans specified in the first column (nearest $1)
a) Any loan program: Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized, institutional, state, private loans that your institution is aware of, etc. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. 2,866 44.70% $28,792
b) Federal loan programs: Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. 2,807 43.80% $20,835
c) Institutional loan programs. 3 0.00% $5,833
d) State loan programs.
e) Private alternative loans made by a bank or lender. 660 10.30% $36,389
H06 Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens
(Note: Report numbers and dollar amounts for the same academic year checked in item H1.)
Indicate your institution's policy regarding institutional scholarship and grant aid for undergraduate degreeseeking nonresident aliens:
Institutional need-based scholarship or grant aid is available Yes
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available Yes
Institutional scholarship or grant aid is not available No
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:
1,319
Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degreeseeking nonresident aliens:
$4,694
Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degreeseeking nonresident aliens:
$6,191,761
H07
Check off all financial aid forms nonresident alien first-year financial aid applicants must submit:
Institution's own financial aid form No
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE No
International Student's Financial Aid Application No
International Student's Certification of Finances Yes
Other (specify): No
H08 Process for First-Year/Freshman Students
Check off all financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit:
FAFSA Yes
Institution's own financial aid form No
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE No
State aid form No
Noncustodial PROFILE No
Business/Farm Supplement No
Other (specify): No
H09
Indicate filing dates for first-year (freshman) students:
Priority date for filing required financial aid forms:
4/15
Deadline for filing required financial aid forms:
 
No deadline for filing required forms (applications processed on a rolling basis):
x
H10
Indicate notification dates for first-year (freshman) students (answer a or b):
a) Students notified on or about (date):
 
  Yes No
Students notified on a rolling basis: X
If yes, starting date:
2/15
H11
Indicate reply dates:
Students must reply by (date):
 
or within _______ weeks of notification.
 
H12 Types of Aid Available
Please check off all types of aid available to undergraduates at your institution:
Loans
FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM (DIRECT LOAN)
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans Yes
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans Yes
Direct PLUS Loans Yes
Federal Perkins Loans Yes
Federal Nursing Loans Yes
State Loans No
College/university loans from institutional funds Yes
Other (specify): No
H13
Scholarships and Grants
NEED-BASED:
Federal Pell Yes
SEOG Yes
State scholarships/grants Yes
Private scholarships Yes
College/university scholarship or grant aid from institutional funds Yes
United Negro College Fund No
Federal Nursing Scholarship No
Other (specify): No
H14
Check off criteria used in awarding institutional aid. Check all that apply.
  Non-need based Need based
Academics X X
Alumni affiliation X
Art X X
Athletics X X
Job skills
ROTC X
Leadership X X
Minority status X X
Music/drama X X
Religious Affiliation X
State/district residency 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:
 




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