Hofstra University

Hempstead, New York


Costs to Attend Hofstra University

Are you interested in applying to Hofstra University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • All Residents: $49,020
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for all Residents: $34,900
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $12,070
  • Books and Supplies: $1,000
  • Other Fees: $1,050

The cost per year to attend Hofstra University is $49,020 for the 2012/2013 academic year. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Hofstra University

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Hofstra University is $196,080 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $196,080

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $29,575*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $118,300**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 76%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $13,801
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 22%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,093
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $7,083

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Hofstra University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Hofstra University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $118,300, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 76% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $29,575. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Hofstra University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $1,189.87
  • Amount Borrowed: $118,300.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $24,484.94
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $142,784.94

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Hofstra University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Hofstra University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $142,784.94 is recommended to afford a $1,189.87 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Hofstra University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $24,830 to $34,150. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 7.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $196,080.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Hofstra University.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $67,414, 4 Year Degree: $269,656
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $86,039, 4 Year Degree: $344,157
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $109,810, 4 Year Degree: $439,241
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $127,119, 4 Year Degree: $508,476

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Hofstra University are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour: $990
  • Cost for one class (3 credit hours): $2,970
  • Cost for one class (4 credit hours): $3,960

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Hofstra University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $30,130 Tuition and Fees. 5.2% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $28,630 Tuition and Fees. 7.1% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $26,730 Tuition and Fees. 15.1% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $23,230 Tuition and Fees. 7.9% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $21,530 Tuition and Fees. 7.6% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $20,012 Tuition and Fees. 8.7% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $18,412 Tuition and Fees. 11.3% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $16,542 Tuition and Fees. 5.2% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $15,722 Tuition and Fees. 4.5% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $15,042 Tuition and Fees. 3.7% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $14,512 Tuition and Fees. 3.7% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $14,000 Tuition and Fees. 3.4% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $13,544 Tuition and Fees. 4.5% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $12,966 Tuition and Fees. 4.9% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $12,360 Tuition and Fees. 5.6% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $11,710 Tuition and Fees. 5.7% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $11,080 Tuition and Fees. 5.6% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $10,490 Tuition and Fees. 7.2% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $9,790 Tuition and Fees. 7.2% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $9,131 Tuition and Fees. 8.3% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $8,430 Tuition and Fees. 8.8% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $7,750 Tuition and Fees. 7% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $7,240 Tuition and Fees. 6.9% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $6,770 Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Hofstra University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $49,020. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 86 $196,080
4 year cost
Broadcast Journalism Bachelor's Degree 46 $196,080
4 year cost
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Bachelor's Degree 41 $196,080
4 year cost
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 37 $196,080
4 year cost
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 33 $196,080
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 29 $196,080
4 year cost
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 28 $196,080
4 year cost
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 26 $196,080
4 year cost
Community Health and Preventive Medicine Bachelor's Degree 25 $196,080
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 24 $196,080
4 year cost
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 23 $196,080
4 year cost
Physician Assistant Bachelor's Degree 21 $196,080
4 year cost
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 19 $196,080
4 year cost
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other Bachelor's Degree 19 $196,080
4 year cost
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 16 $196,080
4 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 14 $196,080
4 year cost
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 13 $196,080
4 year cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 12 $196,080
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $196,080
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 11 $196,080
4 year cost
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 $196,080
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $196,080
4 year cost
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 $196,080
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $196,080
4 year cost
Engineering Science Bachelor's Degree 8 $196,080
4 year cost
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 8 $196,080
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $196,080
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $196,080
4 year cost
Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 $196,080
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $196,080
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 6 $196,080
4 year cost
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 6 $196,080
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $196,080
4 year cost
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 $196,080
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $196,080
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 5 $196,080
4 year cost
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 5 $196,080
4 year cost
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 $196,080
4 year cost
Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 4 $196,080
4 year cost
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $196,080
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $196,080
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 4 $196,080
4 year cost
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 $196,080
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 4 $196,080
4 year cost
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 $196,080
4 year cost
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 $196,080
4 year cost
Area Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 $196,080
4 year cost
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $196,080
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 3 $196,080
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $196,080
4 year cost
Foreign Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 $196,080
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
Geography Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
East Asian Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 2 $196,080
4 year cost
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 1 $196,080
4 year cost

About Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a four year private college located in Hempstead, New York.  Full time enrollment is 9,522 and part time is 1,934.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 21,376 applicants. 12,576 were admitted and 1,675 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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