Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Financial Aid
Financial Aid is available for both full- and part-time students. (For purposes of financial aid, full-time students are those who take 12 or more credits per semester; part-time students take 6 to 11 credits.)  The Office of Student Financial Services on each campus assists students in identifying programs of grants, scholarships, and loans with which to fund part of their education.  They also assist with the application process for Federal Pell Grants, New York State’s Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP), Aid to Part-time Students (APTS), Stafford Student Loan Programs, and can provide information on the Hope Scholarship Federal Tax Credit for part-time adult students.

In addition to the availability of these aid and loan programs, Fordham is one of the few universities which offers grant and scholarship funds from its own resources to assist adult learners. In Fordham
School of Professional and Continuing Studies, students can qualify for:

  • Public Service Discount Program providing a 25% discount for uniformed and civilian employees of the New York Fire Dept, New York Police Dept, Westchester County (including the Medical Center), and municipalities located within Westchester County.

  • University Grants-in-Aid ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 annually, based primarily on financial need.
  • Dean’s Scholarships of $2,500 annually, for newly- admitted students whose prior records and/or performance in the admissions skills assessment demonstrate outstanding promise, regardless of financial need.  Scholarships are renewable for up to five years, assuming a B average in at least four courses per year.
  • Achievement Awards of $2,500 for continuing students based solely upon class rank for the prior academic year, during which the student completed at least four courses.
  • Dancer Discount Program, providing a 33% discount to full-time professional dancers.

A number of donation- or grant-funded sources of aid are also available specifically for adult students at Fordham, including:
  • The Ully Hirsch Scholarship, awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence by achieving a 3.0 cumulative GPA after earning at least 24 credits. 
  • The Tognino Family Scholarship, established by John N. Tognino ‘75, providing partial scholarship support to a Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies or Gabelli School of Business Evening program student on the basis of academic merit and financial need.
  • The Morton Levy Scholarship awarded annually to a mature male student who has demonstrated academic excellence by achieving a 3.5 cumulative GPA after earning at least 12 credits and who has demonstrated financial need.
And all students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies benefit from a reduced tuition rate-- a rate set with the realities of the adult learner in mind. This is more affordable than comparable universities, and considerably less than the full-time day tuition for a Fordham University education.


Site  | Directories
Submit Search Request