The school’s decision to look into its calculations was spurred by the commotion caused by the rule change and its impact on recruiting, though the process is not being done on behalf of the athletic department.
As an example of the variances across schools, Tech does not include travel expenses in its cost of attendance calculations. By comparison, Tennessee estimates travel costs of $1,664 per student.
“I think (school president G.P. “Bud” Peterson’s) position on it was, Hey, because the issue has arisen and the topic of cost of attendance has become (broadly discussed), it probably makes sense for us to have the right people on campus, the people that deal with it on a regular basis, take a look at it and make sure we’re comfortable with what we’ve got,” Bobinski said.
Bobinski said that campus offices such as admissions and financial aid will be involved in the decision. His understanding was that it would be completed in the fall, with any changes implemented for the 2016-17 school year.
“We’re not in the mix on that at all, nor should we be,” Bobinski said.
Bobinski said he had no expectations “other than I’m certain it will be thorough and comprehensive and an appropriate outcome will be the result, whatever that is.”