Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus
Madison, NJ, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$22,466
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,280
$30k - $48k
$15,384
$48k - $75k
$19,953
$75k - $110k
$27,559
$110k+
$32,613
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$43,142
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$43,142
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,416
Books and Supplies
$1,230
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$30,834
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,927
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$24,831
Students receiving state aid
41%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$9,297
Students receiving federal aid
44%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,927
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$41,559
$30k - $48k
$39,455
$48k - $75k
$34,886
$75k - $110k
$27,280
$110k+
$22,226

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
76%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,001
Students receiving federal loans
75%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,914
Average Other Loans Per Year
$20,154
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,750
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$266

What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
Like I said, the tuition is sky high, but believe me when I tell you that it's worth every penny. I can't think of a better school to attend in New Jersey, or any other state for that matter. There's even a study abroad program that takes place in the school's branch in England!
Donovan from Maywood, NJ
Yes it can be pricey to go here, but I absolutely love it. The campus is absolutely beautiful I couldn't want to go anywhere else.
Melissa from Old Bridge, NJ
I personally never think that anything is worth too much money and FDU is very expensive. However, there are a LOT of ways to make that up. You can work on campus and the school provides you with a LOT of scholarships and grants that you can apply for.
Kier from Linden, NJ
This one was difficult to rate because the college is expensive at $42,000 per year, but they give a lot of scholarship money, so it ended up being cheaper than even a state school for me.
Student from FDU
Is FDU a bang for the buck? It depends on the individual in this case. Personally, I love FDU and everything they offer, but the college is definitely pricey- more for some than others. Some find it cheaper than a state school. It really does depend on whether you are a New Jersey resident or not and what you can academically qualify for. So try to keep your grades up high your senior year of high school! A high SAT score (Math & Verbal are the only ones FDU considers- a score of 1050 or higher) and at least a 3.0 GPA, and you can qualify for a good scholarship. However, as others have mentioned scholarships and awards are consistent and you can work out a payment plan so that you are paying at a rate that is right for you.
While the tuition goes up every year, the scholarships and financial aid are good and consistent.
Student from FDU
No matter where you go to school it is going to be very expensive. I think that the tuition is worth it as well as the meal plan fees. I do however think the housing is a bit expensive for what you get.
Kristine from New Rochelle, NY
so far, this school is providing me with everything i could ask for. except better internet. and food.

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