Understanding the Financial Aid Process at Fordham

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We get it.

The financial aid process is complicated. But we’re here to help you through it and to discuss options to finance your Fordham education.

We aim to help you determine the combination of financing options and resources that will serve you best. We offer a variety of paths—including financial aid, payment plans, and loan programs—that can make your education more affordable.

96% of First-Year Students Receive Financial Aid

We know your education is an investment in your future and one of the most important decisions you’ll make. That’s why we try to support our students as much as we can with a variety of financial aid options.

$71.8M in Aid Awarded to First-Year Students

We know every student is different, and that’s why every financial aid package is unique. We consider all factors that could affect your finances, such as your family’s income and how many of your siblings are also in college, as well as work you’ve done to achieve merit-based awards.

20+ Scholarships/Grants for Undergraduates

Presidential Scholarships, Excellence in Theatre Scholarships, UPS Foundation Scholarships, National Science Foundation ASPIRES Scholarships—these are just some of the awards Fordham provides for students who are successful academically, who excel in a particular field, or who demonstrate leadership and service to others.

1,200+ Work-Study Assignments Each Year

Student employment is more than just a job—it’s a resume-building experience. Our work-study students support the Fordham community in many different areas, including athletics, facilities, libraries, science labs, and more. Our faculty, staff, and administrators value their work, and our students receive hands-on experience that could enhance their future careers.

22% Full-Time First-Years Are Pell Eligible

Fordham is committed to providing access to talented students from all backgrounds, including those with limited financial means. Federal Pell Grants, which do not have to be repaid, are awarded to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.