Financial Aid Available for Part-Time Studies Students
Financial aid, scholarships, loan, and tax credit programs are all available to qualified Part-Time Studies Students.
Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship
The William F. Murphy Award is available to matriculated adult undergraduate students with a quality point average (QPA) of 2.0 or better. Sponsored by Alpha Sigma Lambda and named after the first dean of the School of Continuing Education (also formerly known as University College), this scholarship is awarded on the basis of need. Deadlines: Aug. 20 and Dec. 15.
The Albert M. Loch Scholarship of the Institute for Retired Professionals is available to matriculated adult undergraduate students with a QPA of 2.8 or better. Sponsored by the Institute for Retired Professionals, this scholarship is awarded on the basis of need. Deadline: Nov. 15.
Student Loans and University Aid for Part-Time Studies Students
Lifetime Learning Tax Credits
You may be eligible for a lifetime-learning tax credit, which can come in the following ways. Please consult IRS tax publications or an accountant to determine your qualifications.
To be eligible, you must be pursuing a degree or other recognized educational credential.
- Credits up to $1,500 per eligible student
Lifetime Learning Credit
In this case, you do not need to be pursuing a degree or other recognized educational credential.
- Credits up to $1,000 per tax return
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 (not for credit). This discount applies only to students who are employed by the town at the time of registration for each class and cannot be extended or transferred to any other individual. This agreement shall be in effect from January 1, 2012 until December 31, 2015, and may be renewed thereafter upon agreement by both parties.