My Award Offer

Review Your Financial Aid Award Package

Your financial aid award package pertains to the 2024–2025 academic year only.  It is based on the assumption that you will enroll as a full-time student, as well as your presumed residency status (resident or commuter).

Apply for FAFSA

You and your family are encouraged to apply for financial aid at FDU.  If you have not already done so, please file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FDU’s FAFSA Code is 002607.

Inform the Office of Financial Aid of Any Changes

You must inform the Office of Financial Aid immediately, in writing, of any changes to your enrollment or housing plans, as your financial aid eligibility may be affected.

Important info for New Jersey residents

The New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) award on your Student Aid Award is only an estimate. If eligible, you will receive a Student Eligibility Notice (SEN) directly from New Jersey’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) reflecting the determination of the actual award. HESAA may request additional documentation for final award determination — it is your responsibility to submit all requested documentation on time, meet state deadlines and satisfy requirements for eligibility.

Review Additional Cost-Covering Options

  • Federal Direct loans: Students and Parents may apply using their FSA IDs at
  • Alternative Loans: Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information on private loans.

FDU offers a convenient option to make payments more manageable. Here’s how it works:

  • Complete the enrollment form.
  • Make your initial payment for fall in August and for spring in January.

For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment Services at the Metropolitan campus at 201-692-2214 or at the Florham campus at 973-443-8600.

Accept Your Offer of Enrollment

To secure your place in our incoming class, submit your deposit at by June 1, 2024!

College Financing Plan

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


The Cost of Attendance is an estimate of the total cost to attend Fairleigh Dickinson University and includes both direct and indirect costs to attend for the academic year.

Direct Costs include tuition, fees, room, and board (for on-campus residents) – costs that you can expect to be billed to your FDU account.

Indirect Costs are additional expenses that are considered necessary to attend a university (but not billed to you by the University). They include books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. These expenses vary with each student (for example, if you live at home or off-campus, your living expenses are considered indirect expenses)- however, an estimated amount is used for financial aid.

The commuter student budget is based on a dependent student residing at home.

The Off-Campus student budget is based on a dependent student residing off-campus but not with parents.

2024-2025 New Student Cost of Attendance (COA)


On-Campus Resident



Tuition (Based on enrollment from 12-18 credits)




Standard Fees (Technology fee, wellness fee, and one-time new student fee)












Books and supplies












Total cost of attendance




If you have questions after you have reviewed your financial aid award letter and the complete terms and conditions of your award letter, contact us! The Office of Financial Aid is available to assist you with your educational financing plans.