GRE Scholarships

Types of Scholarships - Institutional Aid

All degree students taking at least 6 credits in a given term are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the General Scholarship fund and, for those who qualify, the International Student's Scholarship or the Full-Time Church Worker Scholarship.

Please note, Summer financial aid for all students is capped at 6 credit hours (two courses) per summer. 

General

The General scholarship is a need and merit based scholarship which offers GRE students up to a 35% tuition discount.

Who may apply?

All full-time on-campus or online students who are in good academic standing may apply to receive aid from the General Scholarship fund.

How much is awarded?

Because the General Scholarship is need based, award amounts vary. Most GRE students who apply receive awards, which can be up to a 35% tuition reduction.

Note: Summer financial aid for all students is capped at 6 credit hours (two courses) per summer. 

What determines the award amount?

To assist in determining how much aid a student may need, all who apply must also submit a FAFSA.

I need more aid, what should I do?

If you think your award amount is not sufficient in helping you meet your financial need, please contact us! We are happy to re-evaluate your financial need.

Questions?

Email: GREaid@fordham.edu

Full-Time Church Worker

The Full-Time Church Worker scholarships offers all who work in a parish, church, dioceses, or other faith based organization a tuition reduction of up to 35%.

Those applying for this scholarship are required to submit a letter from their superior or leader of their church organization in support of their claim that they are a Full-Time Church Worker.

Who may apply?

All full-time on-campus MA and Certificate students who are in good academic standing may apply to receive aid from the General Scholarship fund.

How much is awarded?

Up to 35%.

Note: Summer financial aid for all students is capped at 6 credit hours (two courses) per summer. 

Can a doctoral student apply?

No, doctoral students are only eligible to apply for aid through the General Scholarship fund.

I am a Church worker, but not for the Catholic Church, may I still apply?

Yes! All church workers regardless of their denomination or religion may apply.

Questions?

Email: GREaid@fordham.edu

International Priest or Religious

The International Priest or Religious Scholarship offers international ordained priests or religious brother and sisters a tuition reduction of 40%.

Who may apply?

All full-time on-campus students who are in good academic standing and who are either an international priest or religious sister or brother may apply to receive aid from the International Priest or Religious Scholarship fund.

How much is awarded?

A 40% tuition reduction.

Note: Summer financial aid for all students is capped at 6 credit hours (two courses) per summer. 

I am a doctoral student, may I apply?

No, only students enrolled in on-campus courses as either an MA or Certificate student may apply for funding through this scholarship.

As an international priest or religious, I need more funding and assistance for housing, food, etc. - Can I get more funding from the GRE?

No, the maximum amount of aid offered to all international priests or religious is a 40% tuition reduction. All additional aid needed for living expenses, etc. must be covered by you.

Questions?

Email: GREaid@fordham.edu

How to Submit for Financial Aid at the GRE

In order to be considered for financial aid offered by the GRE, returning students must be fully registered and have submitted the Financial/Institutional Aid form by March 15th for the following Summer, Fall, and Spring semester. Students must register for at least 6 credits in each of the requested term to be considered.

Newly admitted students should submit this form within two weeks of replying to the offer of admission decision, but not before registering for 6 credits. 

Aid cannot be granted retroactively.  

Steps and Requirements for Applying for Aid

  1. Complete the General/Church Worker/International Priest Financial Aid Application
     
  2. For the General Scholarship Fund, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every school year. The FAFSA must be filed with the Federal Government by April 15th each year. It typically takes three weeks for the FAFSA to be processed.
     
  3. To indicate that Fordham University should receive the required information and the needs determination from FAFSA, use the following information when filing:
    • Federal School Code: 002722
    • College: Fordham University Address: 441 East Fordham Road Bronx, NY 10458
  4. International students must also attach a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility Application and Affidavit of Support.
     
  5. Full Time Church Worker Scholarship applicants must submit a letter from their employer on official stationary stating that they are an employee of the parish/school of the current academic year.

Please Note!

  • All scholarships may be applied for through the completion of one general form, the General/Church Worker/International Financial Aid Application.
     
  • Financial Aid levels, waivers, or scholarships offered by the GRE cannot be combined. New and returning students are only eligible to receive one type of funding from the GRE.
     
  • Students who drop courses and fall below 6 credits will have their aid removed.
     
  • Course work taken outside of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education cannot be given the tuition discount.
     
  • Non-matriculated students are not eligible for the tuition discount.
     
  • Awarded aid also does not apply to: Dissertation Format Review, Dissertation Qualifying Paper, Dissertation Mentoring, Maintenance of Matriculation, Students receiving other scholarships from Fordham, Non-Credit Courses, Courses taken for Audit, and Students who have a graduate assistantship
     

Conference Attendance Aid for Current GRE Students

All current GRE students can apply to receive aid to help them cover the costs of attending conferences, workshops, and other networking events. Please note:

  • Priority will be given to students who are presenting at conferences and who demonstrate merit and need.
  • Aid is awarded via reimbursement. In order to receive the awarded aid, students must submit receipts of conference attendance and other travel expenses to Bill Slade at Slade@fordham.edu
  • Maximum award amount: $500.00

Deadlines: September 30th for Fall conferences and February 15th for Spring.

To apply, complete the GRE Conference Financial Aid form.