Financial Aid Services Center

Cost of Attendance Changes

In some cases, the standard cost of attendance will not meet the needs of students. Requests to increase your budget for extraordinary educational costs incurred during the academic year can be submitted. However, the amount already included in the standard budget will be factored into any adjustment. Forms for making these requests are available online at Online Forms.


The following are costs that with applicable documentation, we may be able to include:

  • Medical, dental or prescription expenses not covered by insurance
  • Medical insurance premiums
  • Car repair or insurance costs incurred for a vehicle needed for educational purposes
  • Costs associated with an off-campus program
  • Unique books, supplies or equipment required for classes
  • Purchase of a computer for educational purposes
  • Out-of-pocket childcare expenses incurred as a direct result of attending WWU