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Sacred Heart University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Fairfield, CT

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$62,880
Tuition and Fees
$43,070
Room and Board
$15,960
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,650
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
sfa@sacredheart.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001403
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,386 (87.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,057 (76.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,057 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
204 (19.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$22,433
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,056 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,503
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 819 (77.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,094
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 192 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
517 (32.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,535

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,184 (78.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,405 (81.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,401 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
625 (18.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$22,356
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,368 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,140
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,720 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,490
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 524 (15.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,774 (33.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,164

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$45,630
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
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
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Number of Awards
7,502
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
1,695
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
432
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Twins, Veterans
Number of Awards
347
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,945

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