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COLLEGE PROFILE

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$61,275
Tuition and Fees
$44,875
Room and Board
$13,520
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 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants779 (73.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need530 (68.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid529 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met92 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met87%
Average Award$30,240
Need-Based Gift
Received by 457 (86.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,847
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 416 (78.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,134
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 471 (89.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift409 (38.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,684
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants2,467 (66.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need1,793 (48.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,788 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met285 (15.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met87%
Average Award$30,054
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,586 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,682
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,469 (82.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,048
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,433 (80.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,202 (32.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,452
Borrowing
2014 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness of
2014 Graduates
$27,918
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
7.0%

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
1,224
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
28
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
8
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
194
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Veterans' Children, First-Generation College Students, Veterans, Ethnic Background
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$1,012
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.47 3.75 575 559 567 27
Low 2.53 2.60 380 370 310 21
High 4.00 4.67 750 700 800 34
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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