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 costs and affordability of graduate school plays a major role in this decision. That is why we have gathered the best resources for you to help you in making that decision.

Whether you are a new applicant looking at how you can pay for one of our graduate programs, a new student looking for funding resources, or a returning student needing more information about types of aid to help you finish what you started, the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education can help you plan for your future!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will my program cost from start to finish?

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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Do you offer any scholarships?

YES! the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education offers tuition discounts or institutional aid to those who qualify.

GRE scholarships, which is also refereed to as "institutional aid", are awarded to students who meet certain qualifications. Currently, there are three types of tuition discounts/ institutional aid we offer our students:

  • General, Need Based
  • Church Worker
  • International Priest or Religious

Determination of how much of a tuition waiver a student will receive is made after a student has been admitted to a program, submitted a FAFSA, completed the GRE scholarship form, and have registered for 6 credits. In other words, only the GRE students who have applied and have been admitted and registered for courses are eligible to submit for a GRE scholarship.

It is the policy of the GRE to not guarantee or promise a certain amount of aid during the application process, but rather inform applicants of the possibility of what they may earn or qualify for. If you have specific questions about the aid we offer, email GREaid@fordham.edu.

Learn more about GRE tuition discounts/institutional aid here.

Other programs to meet financial need

the 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 Holt@fordham.edu.

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How much does each course or credit cost?

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 3 credits. So to determine the cost of one course, all you need to do is to multiply the current tuition rate by 3.

For example, for the 2017-2018 year the cost of tuition is $876 per credit:

  • 3 credits (one course) x $876 = $2,628.00
  • 6 credits (two courses) x $876 = $5,256

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

How do I view my bill?

All students may find their Fordham tuition and fees bill in the student portal, my.fordham.edu.

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.

My bill is wrong - what should I do?

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

Tel: 718-817-4900
Email: studentaccounts@fordham.edu

When contacting student accounts via email or phone, be sure to have your Fordham ID Number (FIDN) handy so that you may provide it in your email or call as a means for them to look-up your account.

How do I pay my bill?

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 Transfer Information (both domestic and international), Monthly Payment Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Tuition Stabilization Plan, and 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.

If I decide to drop a course, how much will I be refunded?

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%