In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Fairfield University was $53,630 a year.
Tuition increased 3% in 2022–from $52,070 the prior year. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the displayed price of tuition does not give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students pay much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Fairfield University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Connecticut as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to check your state's requirements for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements too, depending on where you live.
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Tuition at Fairfield University is the same for each student.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or Fairfield University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Fairfield University:
•Athletic Awards •Fairfield University-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Fairfield University.
Housing and campus dining at Fairfield University is $16,750 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat in the Fairfield University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $10,240.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources for students with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Fairfield University, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can impact your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city might be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. Fairfield Universityis in a suburban setting in Connecticut, not far from New York City.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Fairfield University.
What will the cost of attending Fairfield University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$16,750|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
Fairfield University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students
In 2022, 1,469 of the 4,603 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Fairfield University meets 81% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $35,560 a year. Around 61% of Fairfield University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Fairfield University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $39,157 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Fairfield University Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Fairfield University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, Fairfield University awarded 1,207 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $47.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $49.14 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Fairfield University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Fairfield University was $35,560 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Fairfield University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Fairfield University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Fairfield University's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Fairfield University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Fairfield University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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