Ms. Angela Van Dekker, Associate Vice President
Rose Hill Student Financial Services
Thebaud Hall, 2nd Floor
The University has developed extensive financial aid programs to enable students to afford a Fordham education. This aid may be in the form of gift aid, such as scholarship or grant-in-aid, and/or self-help aid, such as loans, and/or work- study.
In order to be considered for gift aid from Fordham, freshmen and transfers entering in the fall semester must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov and the College Scholarship Services (CSS) Profile at www.collegeboard.com. The filing deadline is February 1 for incoming freshmen and May 1 for transfers. Applicants entering in the spring semester must file these forms by November 1 (CSS is only available until late December) prior to the semester they plan to enter.
Currently enrolled students applying for financial aid must complete the FAFSA. In addition, students not currently receiving Fordham University gift aid, or students who are requesting additional aid because of special circumstances, must file the CSS Profile application to be considered. Continuing students must file for financial aid for the upcoming year by the first week in April. For more information, visit www.fordham.edu/finaid. To receive financial aid, continuing students must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by their individual college and the academic bulletin, meet the annual filing deadlines and comply with other University policies and the University code of conduct. Students receiving university aid must meet these standards and must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Scholarships may require additional standards for renewal.
Freshmen and currently enrolled students who are New York State residents must file the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application in addition to filing the FASFA.
Students that miss the deadlines for consideration for Fordham University aid may still file for federal aid including Pell and Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans any time prior to May 1 of the academic year. New York State residents should file for the New York state Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), no later than May 1 of the academic year.
Fordham University’s Financial Aid Reference Guide describes the principal types of University, State, and Federal financial aid, and explains the procedure for applying for these funds. The information is available online at http://www.fordham.edu/tuition__financial_a/undergraduate_studen/. Click on Scholarship/Grant Information.
The walk-in hours for students and families are Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.. No appointment is required. Families may also simulate financing options by visiting ‘Financing Fordham’ at www.fordham.edu/ plan. Students can check the status of their financial aid and student account by logging onto My.Fordham.edu.
Updated on August 24, 2011.