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Determining Financial Need

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We want you to get the financial aid you need and deserve, so you can continue reaching out and moving up at BMC.

So how do we figure out how much money to give you for classes? Read on and find out!

The amount of assistance students receive is based on the demonstrated "need."

The Financial Need Formula

Financial need is the difference between the cost of education (tuition, books and supplies, room and board, personal and transportation expenses) and the Expected Family Contribution (the contribution determined by the information provided on the FAFSA) and outside resources (scholarships, etc.)


Here's an example:

2011-12 Cost of Attendance for 3 quarters at BMC:

ExpenseLiving with ParentLiving in Apartment
Tuition and Fees (estimate only)$3717*$3717*
Books & Supplies$972$972
Room & Board$3006$9000**
Personal Expenses$1530$1704

*Nonresident tuition and fees are higher; class fees are additional (class fees are displayed in class schedule for individual classes).

**Assumes student will be sharing housing costs with at least one other person.

***Includes use of public transportation or cost of insurance, preventative maintenance and gas for nine months at 36 miles per day. No allowance is made for car payments.

Financial aid cannot be relied on to cover all the costs of attending college. The amount of aid you may be eligible for may or may not be enough to cover your costs for tuition and books.

Due to limited funds and a large volume of requests, BMC cannot meet all the financial need of students wanting assistance.

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