Undergraduate Financial Aid

aca_st11eAs a prospective Fairfield University student, you are considering an outstanding, private Jesuit institution that requires a significant investment. The value of this investment - both academically and personally - will not only be realized over your four years as a student at Fairfield, but you will reap the benefits in the years well beyond college when you are enjoying a successful career and an enriching life.

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.

Applicants often assume they cannot afford a highly selective liberal arts college such as Fairfield University, but we are committed to helping you do exactly that. There are a number of ways financial aid can help close the gap between what a family can afford to pay and the full cost of attendance. We are here to advise you on how to bridge the gap and make a Fairfield University education a reality for you.

Important Links

  • Overview of Financial Aid Programs
    Get a comprehensive picture of the aid programs available, with information on the cost of attendance, eligibility and application requirements.
  • Scholarships and Grants
    Learn more about Fairfield's merit scholarships and other grants available to prospective students.
  • Federal Loan Programs
    Read about the student and parent loan options available through the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Federal Work-Study
    Explore the federally funded program that provides part-time employment to undergraduates with significant financial need.
  • Alternative Student Loans
    Alternative student loans are available through sources outside of the University. Learn more about various options here.

  • 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.

Just as all students have different academic goals in college, we recognize that their financial aid needs may vary over the course of their four years at Fairfield. We pride ourselves on working individually with students and their families every year to provide the latest information to help them manage and navigate through their financial aid choices.