Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT, 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.
$39,973
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$34,545
$30k - $48k
$35,988
$48k - $75k
$38,673
$75k - $110k
$42,568
$110k+
$42,736
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.
$41,420
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.
$41,420
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.
$15,310
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: sfa@sacredheart.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
59%
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.
17%
Average Aid Per Year
$15,472
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.
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,003
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,642
Students receiving state aid
2%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,818
Students receiving federal aid
16%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,003
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$21,600
$30k - $48k
$18,735
$48k - $75k
$16,699
$75k - $110k
$14,671
$110k+
$14,175
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.
$3,959,966
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$27,945,259

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.
65%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,810
Students receiving federal loans
64%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,385
Average Other Loans Per Year
$24,423
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.
$19,500
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.
$270

What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
a little expensive, but your getting a high education. small classes make it so much easier. you get to know your staff. you are not a number, you get to know everyone.
juliette from New Britain, CT
When paying tuition for Sacred Heart, you are paying for much more than a simple education. Students do not have to pay extra money for tutors or helpful workshops on essay writing, math, time management, and many other subjects Tuition not only covers classes and academics, but it covers many activities. Using the gym, complete with basketball courts, wrestling room, tennis courts, and an outdoor running track is not an extra charge. Lectures by authors such as Sebastian Junger are free to students, and there are many free activities in which students get to take home T-shirts, water bottles, personalized banners, and fun photos.
Allison from Trumbull, CT
Tuition and books are pricey but the education received is worth it
Connecticut
You do get your money's worth at SHU. As a junior in the business program, you get free golf lessons and free tuition for the Ireland and Luxembourg study abroad programs.
Erin from Glenwood, NJ
This school is worth every penny.
Rebecca from Newport, RI
Although I had a great experience at SHU, it is very expensive.
Brittney from Port Washington, NY
sacred heart is a bit pricey but it is absolutely worth it. so far in my two years here i have learned so much. education is important to me and the academics here are amazing. the professors know what they are doing and know how to engage students. the dorm life is great i love living here and my experience here has been a good one.
Carina from Stratford, CT

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