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Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate64%
Acceptance Rate64%

Sacred Heart University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Sacred Heart University was $46,310 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 3%–from $44,960 the prior year. Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Connecticut as it does for students who live in other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. 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 status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. 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 the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Tuition for International Students at Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Sacred Heart University:

•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideSacred Heart University •Athletic Awards •Sacred Heart University-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.


Sacred Heart University Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Sacred Heart University.

House and Food Costs at Sacred Heart University

Room and board at Sacred Heart University costs $17,520 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.

Board costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Sacred Heart University

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 materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at Sacred Heart University

The cost of getting around in college can really vary. 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 easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Sacred Heart University, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in an urban area is sometimes expensive, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. Sacred Heart Universityis located in a suburban setting in Connecticut, not far from New York City.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Sacred Heart University


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Sacred Heart University.

Total Cost of Sacred Heart University

What will the cost of attending Sacred Heart University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $46,310
Room and Board $17,520

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $65,300
Off-Campus $47,780

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.


Financial Aid at Sacred Heart University


The majority of Sacred Heart University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 3,732 of the 6,158 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Sacred Heart University meets 59.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $23,656 a year. Around 69% of Sacred Heart University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Sacred Heart University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $44,562 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $23,398
Private Loans $62,642
Most Common Loans for Sacred Heart University Students
Federal Loans 67%
Private loans 24%

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 Sacred Heart University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Sacred Heart University

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, Sacred Heart University awarded 3,692 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $68.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $42.01 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Sacred Heart University

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 Sacred Heart 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 Sacred Heart University was $23,656 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Sacred Heart University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $41,644
Off-Campus $24,124

What will attending Sacred Heart 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Sacred Heart University's net cost calculator on their website.

Sacred Heart University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Sacred Heart University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Sacred Heart University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Sacred Heart 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.


Learn More About Sacred Heart University


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Sacred Heart University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$65,300

In State

$65,300

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$46,310
$46,310
Fees
$270
$270
Housing
$17,520
$17,520
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Sacred Heart University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

61%

Average Financial Aid Package

$23,985

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,156

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

64%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$46,580

Out-of-State

$46,580

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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