Hofstra University
Hempstead, 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.
$32,240
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$28,740
$30k - $48k
$30,346
$48k - $75k
$33,072
$75k - $110k
$32,875
$110k+
$34,023
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.
$45,700
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.
$45,700
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.
$14,998
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
70%
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.
21%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,541
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.
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,428
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,854
Students receiving state aid
20%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,207
Students receiving federal aid
23%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,428
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$28,170
$30k - $48k
$26,564
$48k - $75k
$23,838
$75k - $110k
$24,035
$110k+
$22,887
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.
$2,957,478
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$38,143,512

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.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,621
Students receiving federal loans
55%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,780
Average Other Loans Per Year
$22,906
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.
$17,152
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$250

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Hofstra is a school with a pretty good academic reputation. As a university it does a very good job of job placement, and preparing students for the workforce. That said the school is rather expensive. The cost of the school could be considered getting what you pay for but there are a number of schools that would be listed as better values.
Austin from Fairfax, VA
While it is expensive, you get a lot for what you pay for. The school has free laundry service, a fall festival with impressive music acts, and you get into all of the sporting events and plays for free. In the dorms, you also get free wi-fi and free cable. There are many events that could easily cost money, but the university covers. There are free trips to the city as well. Trips to museums and events in New York City are exciting and fun.
Justin from Romeoville, IL
I have definitely been getting my money's worth here. As a first-year student Hofstra offers many free trips into the city that are very easy to sign up for. I have seen about 5 Broadway shows at no cost. I am also in the Honors College, which offers many free trips and activities. These free trips added to the great food and class options has made my stay at Hofstra worthwhile where money is concerned.
Naomi from Warminster, PA
Hofstra is over all an amazing school. There is such a variety of people that you are bound to find people you bond with. You will never get bored, and you will always have fun!
Lorie from Minnesota
Since this school is private, it's extremely expensive. Sometimes I don't know if it's worth it going here because I'm probably going to be paying off loans for the next 50 years. Even things like food and extra fees or anything, it's very very expensive.
Victoria- Massachusetts
Yes it's expensive as sh... But it's honestly a great place to live and work. Buildings and hangout spots are constantly being renovated, clubs get money for stuff all the time, and there's so many connections with NYC it's worth it.
Mary from Murfreesboro, TN

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