Worksheets to help you keep borrowing to a minimum

Often, the total amount of financial aid offered in an award is more than what is necessary to pay your bill at The University of Akron. This is because you may have other expenses beyond tuition and fees (and room and board if you choose to live on campus).

In case you need additional aid to cover those expenses, financial aid awards are allowed to include more aid that you may choose to use, to help with those expenses. The aid in this case is usually in the form of a PLUS or private education loan for undergraduate students and a GradPLUS loan for graduate/law students.

To keep loan borrowing at a minimum, please use the financing worksheet below that best suits your needs. The worksheet will help you identify your expenses to see if you will need resources such as the PLUS, GradPLUS, or a private education loan.

For financial aid purposes, full-time enrollment is defined as at least 12 credits for undergraduate students and nine credits for graduate/law students.

Academic year 2018-19 financing worksheets

Academic year 2017-18 financing worksheets