My Award Letter

If you are eligible for financial aid from Fairleigh Dickinson University, you will receive a financial aid award letter. New students receive their initial award letters by mail. Continuing students are sent award notifications to their FDU email account and may view their awards via WebAdvisor.

The award letter provides a list of the financial aid available to you to assist you in covering the costs of education for the academic year. The aid offered is based on your anticipated housing plans and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form found at studentaid.gov/ .

The EFC is calculated from the information you reported on your FAFSA. A federal formula calcuates the EFC, which is an estimate of how much a student and their family can contribute toward educational expenses. While the EFC is not intented to be the amount a student and family is expected to pay the university, it provides a measure of financial strength by which financial aid award eligibility is measured.

College Financing Plan

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

Costs

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 the purposes of financial aid.

Commuter student budget is based on a dependent student residing at home.

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

2020-2021 Florham Campus Cost of Attendance (COA)

 

Commuter

On Campus Resident

Off Campus

Tuition (Based on enrollment from 12-18 credits)

$44,526

$44,526

$44,526

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

$1,911

$1,911

$1,911

Room and Board (Based on double occupancy, with select meal plan)

n/a

$13,990

n/a

 

$46,474

$60,464

$46,474

 

Commuter

On Campus Resident

Off Campus

Transportation

$2,860

$1,430

$2,860

Miscellaneous

$2,856

$2,856

$2,856

Books and supplies

$1,230

$1,230

$1,230

Room and board

$7,767

n/a

$13,990

 

$61,187

$65,980

$67,410

 

2020-2021 Metropolitan Campus Cost of Attendance (COA)

 

Commuter

On Campus Resident

Off Campus

Tuition (Based on enrollment from 12-18 credits)

$41,978

$41,978

$41,978

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

$1,911

$1,911

$1,911

Room and Board (Based on double occupancy, with select meal plan)

n/a

$13,942

n/a

 

$43,926

$57,868

$43,926

 

Commuter

On Campus Resident

Off Campus

Transportation

$2,860

$1,430

$2,860

Miscellaneous

$2,856

$2,856

$2,856

Books and supplies

$1,230

$1,230

$1,230

Room and board

$7,767

n/a

$13,990

 

$58,639

$63,384

$64,862

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.

Florham Campus Cost of Attendance (COA)

 CommuterOn-Campus Resident
Total$52,486$64,772
Tuition (Based on enrollment from 12-18 credits)$43,654$43,654
Standard Fees (Technology fee, wellness fee and one time new student fee)$1,886$1,886
Room and Board (Based on double occupancy, with select meal plan)n/a$13,716
Transportation$2,860$1,430
Miscellaneous$2,856$2,856
Books and supplies$1,230$1,230
**Commuter student budget is based on a dependent student residing at home**
 Amount
Application Fee$50
Library Thesis; Doctoral$200
Library Thesis: Masters (Three Copies)$50
Security ID Card Replacement$2
Matriculation maintenance: Master's Program, per semester$139
Matriculation maintenance: Proficiency Exam$265
Auditing Fee per course: Senior Citizen, Metro Campus$265
Auditing Fee per course: FILL, Florham$265
Auditing Fee per course: Alumni Plan (plus $10 registration fee, technology fee as shown below, and any required course fee)$685
Auditing Fee per course: Other than above -- Fee equal to tuition for one credit hour for each course. Add $10 registration fee/technology fee per semester and any required course fees.
University Wellness Fee per credit$4
Technology Fee: Full-time (per term)$462
Technology Fee: Part-time (per term)$215
Technology Fee: Wintersession, Summer Session 1, or Summer Session 2 (per credit)$12
Graduation Fee: Master's Degree$245
Graduation Fee: Doctoral Degree$495
Transcript Fee per copy$5

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.