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Fairfield University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Fairfield, CT

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$70,215
Tuition and Fees
$51,325
Room and Board
$15,610
Books and Supplies
$1,150
Other Expenses
$1,730
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@fairfield.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Final deadline January 15
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001385
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
795 (67.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
511 (64.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
510 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
167 (32.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$32,358
Need-Based Gift
Received by 385 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,441
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 376 (73.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,316
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 477 (93.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
589 (50.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,066

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,231 (53.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,666 (74.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,662 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
514 (30.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$33,292
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,354 (81.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,834
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,300 (78.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,988
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,504 (90.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,923 (46.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,552

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$39,214
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
289
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
40
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
23
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
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, Members of Minorities, Veterans
Number of Awards
184
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,633

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