Financial Aid for Part-Time Students

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Investing in a college education is often a major financial decision, and many students need to look beyond their own resources or those of their employer for assistance. A Fairfield education offers a lifetime of benefits, both personally and professionally, and its value will far exceed the expenses involved. We recognize that each student has unique academic and career goals, and distinctive financial circumstances when planning to further their education.

‌Fairfield offers you the kind of education that:

  • Makes you an agile thinker with the multidisciplinary education to form a well-rounded citizen and scholar.
  • Encourages you to develop the intellect, skills and confidence to make your own way in the world, and perhaps change it for the better.

Students who choose to attend Fairfield University as Part-Time Studies students are welcome to utilize all the services offered by our Office of Financial Aid.  This office is a valuable resource for students to learn more about various financial aid opportunities through scholarship, loans, tax credits and veterans' benefits, and other programs.

Albert M. Loch Scholarship awarded by The Learning for a  Lifetime Program

This scholarship is for tuition for up to three credits and is available to one undergraduate student.

Undergraduate student applicants must:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be matriculated in a degree program
  • Have a GPA of 2.8 or higher

Students must submit one faculty letter of recommendation and a completed application, including cover letter, to Elizabeth Hastings. Applications can be picked up at the Kelley Center.

Loans and Other Aid
There are various loans and other aid options available to assist students.

Tax Credits
Some expenses are associated with education such as registration fees, travel costs, meals and lodging may be tax deductible.  Students may be eligible for tax credits, which can come in several ways.  Consult IRS tax publications or an accountant to determine tax benefits.

Veterans' Benefits
Veterans may apply educational benefits to degree studies pursued at Fairfield University. Fairfield has a long history of working with veterans, and we have recently introduced our Veterans Pride Program, which further enhances tuition benefits for qualified veterans.

Tuition Discount for Town Employees
Fairfield University offers any active full or part-time employee of the town of Fairfield, Connecticut a ten percent discount off of the published tuition rate of any undergraduate or graduate academic program, full or part-time, whether the town employee is seeking a degree or taking individual courses for credit or auditing.

For assistance with applying for financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.