The Financial Aid Campaign
Change the world, one student at a time.
The Jesuit commitment to education began in the 16th Century, when St. Ignatius Loyola stipulated that his schools should be “for everybody, poor and rich, “ and Fordham has a proud tradition of opening its doors to promising students of modest means.
- We are only able to meet about 80% of the total demonstrated need of the nearly 6500 undergraduates students eligible for need-based scholarships, and some are receiving as little as 30%.
- Only about 30% of freshmen had their need fully met.
- The average undergraduate student debt is over $38,000 upon graduation.
- Large amounts of debt discourage graduates from pursuing careers in education, social services and the public sector – the professions that need men and women for others the most.
- Scholarship endowment covers less than 7% of Fordham’s scholarship budget. The remaining 83% is siphoned from Fordham’s operating expenses and reflected in rising tuition costs.