Financial Aid

Financing your future

Fordham University is committed to keeping college affordable. Founded as a college to serve immigrants in New York City, Fordham possesses a mission that calls us to serve those who could not afford to attend the University without financial assistance. We will do all we can to assist you in this process. As an admitted student, the following links and information will help you finalize your financial aid package, apply for loans and plan for the future. If your questions are not answered here or on the financial aid website, feel free to contact us at (1-800-FORDHAM). Here are the first steps:

Complete your financial aid requirements

Start by reviewing this helpful checklist.

You must first claim your account at

  1. Click on First time users. Read and accept the Fordham University account claim process policy.
    • First Name as spelled on your Fordham ID
    • Last Name as spelled on your Fordham ID
    • Last 5 digits of SSN
    • DOB in mm/dd/yyyy format (e.g. 12/06/1991)
    • Zip code of your permanent address
  2. If everything matches, proceed to the next step
    If there is an issue with the information provided, user receives an error message; the user cannot continue with the claim process, you must contact the Help Desk 718-817-3999

  3. Answer 3 of the 6 questions posed and, as an option, enter in your cell phone number and cell carrier

  4. Create a password using the criteria provided, the password must include one number, a mix of upper and lower case letters and must be at least 8 characters long (e.g. 09Fordham)

  5. The user is provided a User ID which should match the first part of your Fordham email address
    Access Fordham's Financial Aid Portal

    You can:
    • view awards, document status and messages
    • loan information and financial aid history
    • download forms

Explore financing options

Visit Financing Fordham to prepare a plan to finance your education. Your financial information will be pre-loaded, all you need to do is log in.

For information about Tuition and Financial Aid please visit Undergraduate Financial Aid. For answers to our most frequently asked questions, you may use the resources of our online system at Financial Aid FAQs.