Tuition and Finances

We understand and sympathize with our students and their families who may be struggling during these difficult times. To help make an FDU education accessible and affordable to more students, the University froze the undergraduate tuition rate for the coming academic year (2020-21). Therefore, there will be no tuition increase this year. In addition, the University simplified and reduced the costs of many of its graduate programs effective this coming fall. We hope these measures provide some relief and aid to our students and their families.

We have done all we can to keep costs down and have worked to make sure there is only a modest increase in fees. The cost of housing students for the semester, provision of dining services, enhanced health and safety measures, and other investments on the campus will, however, cause a small increase for residential students. Room costs will rise 2 percent and board charges will rise 3 percent on our New Jersey campuses.

This increase will help us incorporate health and safety protocols and implement modifications and new procedures in the residence halls and dining areas, including increased cleaning measures, dedicated spaces for quarantine and isolation (and support for those individuals), expanded meal options, and practices relating to screening and contact tracing to protect our resident students. (Note: Because student move-in was pushed back to September 4, housing and meal plan costs have been reduced 15 percent.) 

We are working in unprecedented circumstances and must remain nimble in how we deliver and receive instruction. Instruction for any class might be delivered in-person, online, or through any combination of online and in-person teaching. We might begin in one modality and pivot to another with little or no advance notice, in response to changing conditions and the needs of our faculty and students. Regardless of the modality, the tuition and associated charges will remain the same. While no one can expect a return to normalcy in at least the short term, our focus is on delivering a high-value educational experience as we meet the challenges ahead. 


Effective for the Fall 2020 semester the Office of Enrollment Services will not be accepting checks or cash in person. Please pay your student billing statement online through WebAdvisor or for more information on how to pay your ebill statement, please visit Payment Information. We are sorry for this temporary inconvenience.