GRE Costs and Affordability

We know that one of the most important decisions you will make is whether or not you will continue your education in a graduate degree program. And we also know that the costs and affordability of graduate school play a major role in this decision. That is why we have gathered the best resources for you to help you in making your decision.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The best way to determine how much the program you are interested in or have been admitted to will cost from start to finish is to calculate it!

    To help you do so, visit Fordham's Net Price Calculator.

    Our net price calculator will provide you with a preliminary estimate of federal, state and institutional aid eligibility, to help families gauge what aid you might be awarded and to determine your cost of attendance, which is the cost that remains after aid.

    Please keep in mind:

    • This calculator is intended for U.S. citizens or U.S. "permanent residents" who will enter Fordham as first-time, full-time undergraduate students.
    • For 84% of students, the estimated net price is within $5,000 of the actual net price.
    • Actual federal awards are determined by the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • The estimated aid results are only as reliable as the academic and financial data you enter into the calculator.
    • Receiving an estimate of financial aid, and/or an estimated net price does not imply the student will be admitted to the university.
    • Cost of attendance, estimated government and institutional awards and net price are subject to change.

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  • Yes, the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education offers tuition discounts or institutional aid to those who qualify.  Learn more about GRE tuition discounts/institutional aid.

    Other programs to meet financial need

    GRE offers students the opportunity to apply and work as a Graduate Assistant for either a faculty member (50% tuition discount) or in our front office (100% tuition remission). If you are interested in this type of opportunity, please email Asst. Dean Patrick Holt at [email protected].

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  • The cost of each course offered at the GRE is determined by credit hours. Courses offered at the GRE are generally are assigned to be worth three credits. So to determine the cost of one course, all you need to do is to multiply the current tuition rate by three.

    Please keep in mind, tuition per credit does not include per semester fees. For a complete outline of GRE tuition and fees visit our tuition and fees page.

  • All students may find their Fordham tuition and fees bill in the student portal,

    Once you arrive in the portal, an e-bill with your current tuition charges and fees can be found in the sub-category: My Account.

  • From time to time, bills do not properly reflect what you have registered for. For example, sometimes students who submit to take a course for audit get a full bill - don't worry! Billing errors can be fixed.

    If you notice an error on your tuition bill or have questions about charges or fees, please contact:

    Fordham University Student Accounts
    [email protected]

    When contacting University student accounts via phone, be sure to have your Fordham ID Number (FIDN) readily available, as they will need it in order to access your account.

  • For your convenience, Fordham University offers various payment methods which will assist you in paying your tuition.

    The options include:

    • Electronic
    • Credit Cards
    • Check and Money Orders
    • In-Person
    • Third-Party Billing
    • Wire Transfers
    • Monthly Payment Plans
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Tuition Stabilization Plans
    • Tuition Remission

    For a full overview on how to pay your bill, payment methods accepted, and understanding your bill, see Fordham's Paying your Bill page.

  • Fordham University Refund Policies

    The University's refund policies and procedures ensure equitable refunds to students who withdraw from all or a portion of their studies or when payment is in excess of the total charges.

    Application fees and tuition deposits are not refundable. Registration, late payment, student activities, laboratory, maintenance of matriculation, and other special fees are not refundable after classes begin.

    A student is considered withdrawn from the University only if an official withdrawal form has been submitted to the Office of Academic Records. The effective date of withdrawal will be the date this form is received by the Office of Academic Records, or in the case of withdrawal by mail to the Office of the Dean, the postmark date on the correspondence.

    On Campus Courses

    If the Date of Withdrawal is: Due to Fordham Refund to Student
    Prior to start of term 0% 100%
    Prior to second week of term 15% 85%
    Prior to third week of term 30% 70%
    Prior to fourth week of term 45% 55%
    Prior to the fifth week of term 60% 40%
    Prior to the sixth week of term 75% 25%
    Thereafter 100% 0%

    Online Courses

    If the Date of Withdrawal is: Due to Fordham Refund to Student
    Prior to 1st day of class 0% 100%
    Prior to the 2nd day of class 50% 50%
    prior to the 3rd day of class 75% 25%
    Thereafter 100% 0%