The College Financing Plan, formerly known as the Shopping Sheet, is a standardized form developed by the U.S. Department of Education for prospective students to compare estimated costs and sources of aid at participating colleges. This tool is used to notify applicants of their annual award package, including the cost of education, VA benefits, and other sources of financial aid. 

What is the Estimated Cost of Attendance?
The Cost of Attendance (COA) will provide you with an estimate of your costs and funding sources while enrolled at Muhlenberg College. The COA is an estimated budget that includes charges that will appear on your statement, including tuition and fees, but also other expenses you may incur while pursuing your degree, such as transportation costs and miscellaneous personal expenses. Your COA may vary depending on enrollment changes.

What are the “Net Costs” on the College Financing Plan?
The net cost on the College Financing Plan reflects a calculation showing the “estimated cost of attendance” minus your total financial aid and veteran’s tuition benefits that you qualify for. Some sources of aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant, PA State Grant and Federal student loans, are only available if you complete the FAFSA. 

Where can I access my College Financing Plan?
Please review the College Financing Plan Worksheet.

Is there someone I can contact if I have questions about my benefits?
Yes! If you have questions about your military-related education benefits, please contact the Registrar’s Office to speak with our Veterans Certifying School Official at 484-664-3190.

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