Applying for Summer Financial Aid

The summer semester is considered to be the last semester or trailer semester of an award year.  Federal student loans may be available to students planning to enroll for the summer semester provided the student:

  • Will enroll for six credits in the summer semester,
  • Has not used their total annual aggregate loan amount during the fall and spring semesters at Fairfield University or at any other institution,
  • Will be matriculated into a degree-granting program,
  • Has met all federal regulatory requirements,
  • Is making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) as defined by Fairfield University

NEW student applicants who are applying for financial aid for the first time for the summer semester should complete the current and next academic years' FAFSAs.  Contact the Office of Financial Aid for further instructions regarding the FAFSA. 

CURRENT student applicants who have not used their total federal student loan award for the current academic year and would like to utilize their remaining loan(s) for a summer session, should submit a Loan Request Form. This form should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid at least 24 hours prior to registration

The FAFSA is only available online and should be signed electronically with the Personal Identification Number (PIN).  The Department of Education issues student PINs.  Fairfield University's Federal School Code for the FAFSA is 001385.

NOTE: Tuition and fees vary by program and by academic year.  Please consult the Office of the Bursar with questions about payments and tuition/fees, or consult the Office of Financial Aid with questions about financial aid options.


Cost of Attendance Budgets

Please refer to the cost of attendance (COA) budgets for summer graduate programs as outlined below:

  • Graduate Business
  • Graduate Arts & Sciences
  • Graduate Engineering
  • Graduate Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

All budgets are based on a minimum of 6 credits, unless otherwise noted.

Graduate Business Summer 2013: MS Accounting

Books & Supplies
$450
Registration Fees
$30
Personal Expenses
$2,335
Room & Board (off-campus)
$3,048
Travel
$1,103
Tuition*
$7,155
TOTAL
$14,121

*Assumes nine credits for the summer semester

Graduate Business Summer 2013: All Other Programs

Books & Supplies
$450
Registration Fees
$30
Personal Expenses
$2,335
Room & Board (off-campus)
$3,048
Travel
$1,103
Tuition
$4,770
TOTAL
$11,736

Graduate Arts & Sciences, Education, American Studies, Mathematics Summer 2013:
(Communications & Liberal Studies available Summer 2014)

Books & Supplies
$450
Registration Fees
$30
Personal Expenses
$2,335
Room & Board (off-campus)
$3,048
Travel
$1,103
Tuition
$4,050
TOTAL
$11,016

Graduate Engineering Summer 2013: MS Management of Technology

Books & Supplies
$450
Registration Fees
$30
Personal Expenses
$2,335
Room & Board (off-campus)
$3,048
Travel
$1,103
Tuition
$4,500
TOTAL
$11,466

Graduate Engineering Summer 2013: All Other Programs

Books & Supplies
$450
Registration Fees
$30
Personal Expenses
$2,335
Room & Board (off-campus)
$3,048
Travel
$1,103
Tuition
$4,350
TOTAL
$11,316

Graduate Nursing Summer 2013

Books & Supplies
$450
Registration Fees
$30
Personal Expenses
$2,335
Room & Board (off-campus)
$3,048
Travel
$1,103
Tuition
$4,800
TOTAL
$11,766

Public Administration Summer 2014

Books & Supplies
$450
Registration Fees
$30
Personal Expenses
$2,335
Room & Board (off-campus)
$3,048
Travel
$1,103
Tuition
TBA
TOTAL
$6,966 + tuition

 

DNP Nurse Anesthesia Executive Summer 2013

 
Books & Supplies
$1000
Registration Fees
$30
Personal Expenses
$2,335
Room & Board (off-campus)
$3,048
Travel
$1,103
Tuition
$9,000
TOTAL
$16,516

Doctor of Nursing Practice Summer 2013

Books & Supplies
$500
Registration Fees
$30
Personal Expenses
$2,335
Room & Board (off-campus)
$3,048
Travel
$1,103
Tuition
$5,400
TOTAL
$12,416