Undergraduate Financial Aid

Important update regarding the 2024-2025 FAFSA

The U.S. Department of Education announced on January 30, 2024 that institutions and states will start to receive Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) in “the first half of March”. This is an additional delay from when ISIRs were originally to be delivered. The information in the ISIRs provides the basis upon which financial aid is determined. Therefore, institutions will not be able to send out financial aid until after the ISIRs have been received and processed.

Please note: we understand the impact this may have on families. FDU is committed to working with families during these unusual circumstances, and we are extending our commitment deadline to June 1, 2024. We do still encourage incoming first-year students to submit their deposit as soon as possible in order to secure housing (if applicable) and have the greatest availability for orientation sessions and fall courses.

Please reach out to our Admissions team should you have any questions or need assistance:

  • Florham Campus: 973-443-8900
  • Metropolitan Campus: 201-692-7308
  • Admissions Email: admissions@fdu.edu

Fairleigh Dickinson University administers a variety of academic and need-based funding from federal, state and University sources. Financial aid is available to qualified full-time and part-time matriculated students at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Students applying for financial aid are considered for every program for which they are eligible.

If you have additional questions concerning the Metropolitan Campus, we can be reached at 201-692-2363. For questions or concerns regarding the Florham Campus, we can be reached at 973-443-8700. Also, you may email your questions to finaid@fdu.edu

The FAFSA should be completed EVERY year in order to determine eligibility. The form is available on studentaid.gov/.

New students are expected to file their application no later than March 15.

Returning students are expected to file their application no later than April 15.

Financial aid awards are processed annually and are offered upon continued financial need, enrollment status, availability of funds, and maintaining satisfactory academic progress. In addition, a student may not be in default and/or may not owe a refund on any Title IV and/or HEA Loans and grants.

If financial concerns are preventing you from attending, please consider appealing by contacting us at review@fdu.edu.  We are dedicated to helping you make an informed decision in a timely manner. Once you have submitted your appeal and any additional documents we may need to review, we’ll have a decision for you within a week.

College Financing Plan

For information about the College Financing Plan, please see College Financing Plan page.

International Students and Athletes

International students are not eligible for federal, state or University need-based financial aid. However, international students are eligible for athletic funding, as provided by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines, as well as academic scholarships.

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Contact Information

Financial Aid Office

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Financial Aid Staff


Florham Campus

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