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COLLEGE PROFILE

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$58,730
Tuition and Fees
$42,920
Room and Board
$12,930
Books and Supplies
$1,150
Other Expenses
$1,730
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailadmis@mail.fairfield.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlineFebruary 15
Award NotificationOn or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001385
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile$25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement 

PROFILE OF 2012-13 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants766 (77.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need534 (69.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid534 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met65 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met88%
Average Award$27,725
Need-Based Gift
Received by 461 (86.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,122
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 438 (82.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,286
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 452 (84.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift315 (31.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,148
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants2,414 (70.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need1,835 (53.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,832 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met231 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met88%
Average Award$29,491
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,666 (90.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,098
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,598 (87.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,046
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,008 (55.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift719 (20.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,105
Borrowing
2012 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness of
2012 Graduates
$28,507
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
1.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans 
Other LoansAlternative loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
715
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
32
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
8
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
166
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Veterans, First-Generation College Students, Ethnic Background
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$997
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.51 3.65 589 586 589 27
Low 2.15 2.18 350 430 350 17
High 4.00 4.80 800 740 790 34
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A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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