Student Budget

Award Information - The Student Budget

Your budget is an estimate of the costs you may incur while attending Lane. Financial Aid determines your budget based on the information you provided on the FAFSA. The budget includes allowances for tuition, fees, textbooks, supplies, transportation, and living expenses. It may include an allowance for childcare costs based on average rates in the Eugene/Springfield area. The Student Budget for less than half-time enrollment (1-5 credits) includes allowances for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and transportation. If you attend less than half-time, enroll summer, or have a break in enrollment, your Student Budget and your awards will adjust.

The following is an example of a Student Budget for three terms during the 2015-2016 academic year (Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016):

Away from Home
Tuition and Fees $  3,588
Books and Supplies $  1,329
Room & Board             $  7,974
Personal $  1,620
Transportation $     990
Loan Fee $     100
Total Expenses $ 15,601
Living at Home
Tuition and Fees $ 3,588
Books and Supplies      $ 1,329
Room & Board $ 2,898
Personal $ 1,080
Transportation $    990
Loan Fee $    100
Total Expenses $ 9,985

If you attend summer term, additional costs will be added to your Student Budget. See Summer Term Students for more information.

If you pay child or dependent care expenses for the time you are engaged in education-related activities, we may be able to increase your student budget by an amount not to exceed community standards. The Child Care/Dependent Care Budget Request may be found on our forms page. 

If you are required to pay additional program costs, program fees, or differential fees, you may request a budget adjustment. You may also request a budget adjustment for costs that exceed the standard budget amounts by submitting documentation of the additional costs to Financial Aid.