Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York


Fordham University is committed to keeping college affordable. Founded as a college to serve immigrants in New York City, Fordham’s mission calls us to serve those who could not afford to attend the University without financial assistance.

Last year, Fordham awarded more than $212 million dollars in financial aid and scholarships to our students. Of this, more than $118 million was in the form of grants. More than 93% of all entering freshman were awarded some type of financial aid from the University.

Academic year 2012-2013

Total Financial Aid Awarded


Grants & Scholarships




Other (Parent Loans, Tuition Waivers, Athletic Awards)


Applying for Financial Aid

Federal Aid Application: To be considered for federal aid, you must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).  When your Student Aid Report (SAR) is received, confirm that all information is correct and that Fordham University is listed.  If corrections are needed, use "Corrections on the Web." 

Institutional Aid Application:
To be considered for Institutional Aid, you must file both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and the College Scholarship Services PROFILE form.

Merit Based Scholarships
All candidates for admission will be considered for the following scholarships.  The student's application for admission is also the application for major merit-based scholarships at Fordham.

Presidential Scholarship:
Full tuition and room award renewable for four years.  Awarded to the top 20 applicants each year, who are generally ranked in the top 1-2% in their class and demonstrate excellent academic achievement in high school, test scores, and personal characteristics.  April 1 notification.

Semifinalist Scholarship: Full tuition award renewable for four years.  Recipients are finalists or semifinalists in the National Merit, National Achievement, or National Hispanic Recognition Scholarship Programs who possess an A or A- average and are in the top 1-2% of all admitted students.  Notification at the time of admission. 

Dean's Scholarship:
Awards begin at $10, 000 and increase based on a student's financial need as demonstrated by the FASFA and/or CSS profile.  Recipients are among the top 10-12% of all admitted students, with a solid A or A- average, high academic performance in a competitive curriculum, and above 2100 or its equivalent on standardized testing. 

Metro Grant:
$6,000 per year.  Entering freshmen and transfer students who choose to commute to Fordham University from their permanent residence in New York City or the surrounding area are eligible for this award, regardless of financial need.

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