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Fairfield University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$61,010 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,350 tuition
$13,860 on campus room & board
$1,150 books and supplies
$650 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$61,010 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,350 tuition
$13,860 on campus room & board
$1,150 books and supplies
$650 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$21,580 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
13% get federal aid ($4,816 avg)
8% get state aid ($2,859 avg)
88% get institn'l aid ($21,580 avg)
58% get loans ($9,118 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.34% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.34% 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 $22,483 88%
Federal Grant Aid $4,816 13%
Pell Grants $4,553 13%
Other Federal Grants $777 4%
Institution Grant Aid $21,580 88%
State Grant Aid $2,859 8%
Student Loans $9,118 58%
Federal Loans $5,917 58%
Other Loans $21,813 9%

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 $725
Out of State $725


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Jessica from Mansfield, MA
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Though Fairfield University is up there for cost, the experience and education one gets is more than worth the high price tag. First things first, Fairfield is an extremely generous school, giving away incredible scholarships and aid to hardworking students and their deserving families. Beyond that, the facilities and faculty on campus are exceptional. The campus is always kept in beautiful conditions, including the buildings, landscape, and residence halls. Much of the technology and resources available to students are high-end and of great quality. The library specifically is filled with Mac and PC devices for student use, as well as printers and scanners. The library also offers research assistance and technology support in their respective offices. The gymnasium too is filled with up-to-date equipment and is currently set to be further remodeled in the near future. The staff and workers also contribute to the overall worth of oneĆ¢??s experience at Fairfield. Professors are extremely intelligent in their line of work and are always understanding and willing to help. Workers and staff around the campus are friendly, polite, and exceptionally accommodating.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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