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Fairfield University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$55,340 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,090 tuition
$12,550 on campus room & board
$1,100 books
$600 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$55,340 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,090 tuition
$12,550 on campus room & board
$1,100 books
$600 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$20,574 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
83% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($4,216 avg)
9% get state aid ($3,270 avg)
79% get institn'l aid ($20,574 avg)
60% get loans ($9,478 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.64% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.64% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $21,633 79%
Federal Grant Aid $4,216 14%
Pell Grants $3,897 14%
Other Federal Grants $934 5%
Institution Grant Aid $20,574 79%
State Grant Aid $3,270 9%
Student Loans $9,478 60%
Federal Loans $5,761 60%
Other Loans $19,224 12%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Fairfield University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
(203) 254-4000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $650
Out of State $650


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Vincenzo from Wolcott, CT
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Yes, it's expensive, but you're not only paying for room, board, books, and other tuition costs; it comes with the experiences of making new, long-lasting friendships and learning new things about yourself and the world that will help you in the future.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Nov-02-2013 I am a current student here

    While Fairfield can be very expense, if you choose to come here. I would take advantage of all the disposable resources that you will be given.

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  • 3
  • Student at Fairfield University from CT
  • Sep-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Fairfield University is very expensive, although standard for US private universities. Every year the price increases by several percent points. However, it does offer good financial aid for those who need it. It also offers a few top competitive scholarships - the highest being the Magis Scholarship and the Bellarmine Scholarship. However, the education is overall very high quality and the professors are great. Students also have almost unlimited opportunities to explore what they need professionally as well as what they are interested in.

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  • 3
  • Recent Alumni
  • Sep-16-2013 I am a past student here

    It costs WAY too much for a school that spends more on its lawn than it does on its students.

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  • Fairfield Girl
  • Jul-20-2013 I am a past student here

    Fairfield is very expensive. The town is expensive as well. Living in Connecticut comes with its cons when it comes to money.

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