How Financial Aid is Determined

The financial-aid process measures you and/or your family's financial resources against the cost of attending Robert Morris University.

Cost of Attendance at RMU
Expected Family Contribution
= Financial Need

Your cost of attendance is based on a standard student expense budget, which reflects the typical education costs for students attending RMU during a 10- week quarter in the 2014-2015 year. The living costs are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Living with Parents

Living Off Location

Living on Location

Books and Supplies








Program Fees

  • A Institute of Technology & Media Fee of $400 per quarter will be assessed to all computer students.
  • A School of Art & Design Fee of $300 per quarter will be assessed to all art students.
  • A School of Health Studies fee of $150 per quarter will be assessed to all health students.
  • A Surgical Technology fee of $1100 per quarter will be assessed to all surgical students.
  • A Nursing fee of $1100 per quarter will be assessed to all nursing students.
  • An Institute of Culinary fee of $1000 per quarter will be assessed to all culinary students.

Add-ons to the Cost of Attendance include loan fees, an adjustment for independents that have dependents, study abroad expenses and other extraordinary expenses approved by the supervisor at the appropriate location.

Expected Family Contribution

A student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is the amount a student and his or her family are expected to pay toward the student's cost of attendance as calculated by a Congressionally mandated mathematical formula known as Federal Methodology or Needs Analysis. It is based on income, assets, family size, and number of family members in college. Parent's income and assets are also assessed when calculating a dependent's EFC.

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.