Fordham University

Bronx, NY, 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.
$35,694
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$21,604
$30k - $48k
$27,030
$48k - $75k
$31,638
$75k - $110k
$35,090
$110k+
$39,671
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.
$52,299
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.
$52,299
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.
$17,696
Books and Supplies
$1,012
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@fordham.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
80%
Need Met
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.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,530
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.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,461
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$25,642
Students receiving state aid
18%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,307
Students receiving federal aid
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,461
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$43,492
$30k - $48k
$37,751
$48k - $75k
$32,625
$75k - $110k
$30,646
$110k+
$23,375
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$8,025,838
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$53,986,283

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.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,946
Students receiving federal loans
53%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,317
Average Other Loans Per Year
$25,491
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.
$21,500
Loan Default Rate
3%
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.
$276

What Students Are Saying

3.49 Average Rating
Fordham offers everything you could want in a school. Great dorms, good food, location, and academic reputation together make Fordham worth whatever you are spending.
Jake from Ellenville, NY
While it is an expensive private university, Fordham's financial aid and grant/scholarship opportunities are very generous and need-based for the most part. The quality of life is top-notch, and the dorms and buildings are much nicer than your average state school. If you want to go to Fordham, they will work very hard to make it possible for you if money is an issue. I wouldn't be at Fordham if not for their financial aid and scholarship department, and their work study jobs pay very well and are very flexible to your study schedules. I don't come from a wealthy family by any means and yet I've been able to live comfortably at Fordham thanks to their support.
Taylor from Girard, KS
Yes, Fordham is very expensive. Some, including my parents, say that no college should have the right to charge this much. However, putting the price to the side, it really is a great place. For me, the campus is the perfect size and it is easy to make friends and become friendly with the administration. It is definitely worth it.
Trevor from Colts neck, NJ
Let's face it, Fordham is EXPEN$IVE, but as costly as the price is, somehow you feel like you're getting more than what you pay for (well, except with the food). It's in the perfect flowerbeds, the well-funded student government activities, the elite teaching staff. It's hard to describe, but you feel it when you're here.
Vanessa from Valencia, CA
Fordham is extremely expensive, as are most four-year private colleges. However, in my experience, Fordham can be fairly generous with academic merit scholarships. There are a great number of opportunities available to you at Fordham, but it is important to make a realistic decision when it comes to finances, as well. If Fordham fits you financially, I would definitely consider this as one of your top choices. If not, I would suggest looking at schools that are more affordable for you. In my opinion, student loans are NOT worth it. You have no idea what will happen in four years: how your career/academic plans will change, what the economy will be like, etc., so if at all possible, make plans for college where you can avoid racking up loans. Fordham has some great opportunities for students to take advantage of... But if you work hard, make smart decisions, and don't have plans for world domination, you can be successful at any school---whether that means starting with community college, attending an in-state college, etc.
Lauren from Phoenix, AZ
Fordham is pricey, but the job potential that comes from the well-rounded Jesuit core is renowned.
Emma from Harmony, PA
It's extremely costly but the school has an excellent reputation and will produce well-rounded, critical thinkers. If you do well here, you'll most likely have an easy time finding a job or getting into a graduate school program.
Anelisa from North Miami Beach, FL
Great school and education, but it is pretty pricey. I would never transfer, however, based on the price. They offer a ton of financial aid and the school is really worth it.
Arianna
It's a lot of money to go there. Spend wisely and take FULL advantage of all that has to be offered.
Constantine from Randolph, NJ

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