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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$48,460 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,780 tuition
$13,230 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$250 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$48,460 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,780 tuition
$13,230 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$250 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,180 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
21% get federal aid ($4,750 avg)
22% get state aid ($2,912 avg)
89% get institn'l aid ($9,180 avg)
70% get loans ($8,535 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.95% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.95% 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 $11,087 90%
Federal Grant Aid $4,750 21%
Pell Grants $3,791 21%
Other Federal Grants $1,669 19%
Institution Grant Aid $9,180 89%
State Grant Aid $2,912 22%
Student Loans $8,535 70%
Federal Loans $5,229 69%
Other Loans $22,232 11%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Sacred Heart University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
5151 Park Ave
Fairfield, CT 06825-1000
(203) 371-7999
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $515
Out of State $515


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Michael from Cumberland, RI
  • Feb-19-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The university is very pricey but the scholarship money and financial aid helped a lot with the costs

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  • 4
  • Adria from Smithfield, RI
  • Jun-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Although I am only a junior, I believe that I have learned more than I had expected to in college! The knowledge I've gained is not worthy of any price tag.

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  • 2
  • Melissa from Norwalk, CT
  • Apr-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Though Sacred Heart is a great school, it is very pricey for what you get. Make sure SHU is the right school for you and that you look for as many scholarships and grants as you can get.

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