FDU Freezes Tuition for 2020-21 Academic Year 

  • There will be no tuition increase for the coming year
  • Simplified structure unveiled for graduate tuition rates and the costs of many graduate programs have been reduced
  • Modest increase in fees 

June 12, 2020 – To provide support to many members of the FDU community hit hard by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic the University will freeze the undergraduate tuition rate at this year’s level for the 2020-21 academic year. There will be no tuition increase for the coming year. Also, the University has simplified the structure of its graduate tuition rates and reduced the costs of many of its graduate programs. Lastly, there will only be a modest increase in fees.  

“While the University also is facing financial challenges due to the pandemic, we are committed now more than ever, and in every way that we can, to helping our students afford an FDU education and to providing the most value we can for your hard-earned dollars,” announced University President Christopher Capuano, in an email to the University community.

Supporting FDU Students

Many students and their families have struggled because of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University has enacted several measures to support our students financially. 

The University issued pro-rated refunds and credits for those who were forced to leave their dormitory rooms during the spring semester. These credits and refunds totaled nearly $6.5 million.

In addition, FDU applied for and received a CARES act stimulus award that provided support for the University and nearly $3 million for students directly as emergency aid grants. These grants were distributed to more than 1,600 students who completed an application process to qualify.

The University also created a Student Emergency Fund, to help our students deal with the effects of the crisis.

FDU provided discounts for students taking multiple summer courses. Classes run through August 8.

Stay up to date with the COVID-19 announcements here.


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