New for 2013/2014: Be Affordable Program

Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, the College introduced the Be Affordable program.  Under this program, undergraduate day students enrolled during this academic year will have their tuition charges and financial aid awards remain the same for no more than three subsequent academic years depending upon the student’s grade level during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Grade Level and Years of Eligibility (After the 2013-2014 Academic Year)


Fall 2013 Grade Level Maximum Years of Eligibility Academic Years in Eligibility
Junior 1 2014-2015
Sophomore 2 2014-2015, 2015-2016
Freshmen 3 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017
  • Students requiring attendance in more years than the number listed above to complete a program of study will be responsible for paying that current academic year’s tuition rate and eligibility for institutional aid will be re-evaluated at that time.
  • A semester, year, or longer period of time taken off by a student will still count in their maximum years of eligibility.

Becker College Tuition Rate

The tuition per credit charge rate would remain at the locked rate during the student’s maximum years of eligibility regardless of the student’s enrollment status (full-time, three quarter-time, half-time or less than half-time).

Becker College Institutional Financial Aid

  • The final all-inclusive aid package of a student is the amount of institutional funds on the student’s account after the Add/Drop period of the Fall and Spring terms.  If a student is selected for verification, all documents must be submitted and the student’s aid application considered complete by the Office of Financial Aid before a final award is considered frozen for the 2013-2014 academic year even if the application is completed after the semester’s Add/Drop Period.  The student’s residency status (such as on-campus or off-campus) may also impact the final award amount offered to the student.
  • Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) during the maximum years of eligibility in order to continue receiving both merit and need-based aid. Students who do not meet the SAP standards will no longer be eligible for merit and need-based aid for the remainder of the maximum years of eligibility. However, students may appeal to the Office of Financial Aid to have this aid re-instated if there were extenuating circumstances which prevented the student from meeting the SAP standards.
  • Students who do not demonstrate financial need in subsequent academic years during the student’s maximum years of eligibility will have the need-based institutional funds awarded as a non-need based award for that academic year.

While the Office of Financial Aid will continue to provide a student with the frozen institutional aid package during the student’s maximum years of eligibility, the College does reserve the right to re-evaluate a student’s need-based eligibility in these subsequent years.  An example of this may be a student who was living off-campus during the 2013-2014 academic year and moves on-campus during a subsequent year during the student’s maximum years of eligibility.


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