Need is the difference between JU’s total cost and a family’s expected contribution. The total cost includes tuition and mandatory fees, room and board, books, personal expenses and transportation.

The free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine the expected family contribution (EFC). Factors considered in determining a family’s contribution are:

  • parent and student income and assets
  • household size
  • number attending college
  • age of the primary wage earner
  • state of residency​