CollegeCalc Highest List Price Rank - 82nd

Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Fordham University is $49,645 for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is 80% more expensive than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $28,471. Fordham University is one of the 100 most expensive colleges in the America, coming in 82nd on our Expensive 100 Ranking. The cost is 125% more expensive than the average New York tuition of $22,793 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 170th in New York amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 16th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,341 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $50,986.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $17,445 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Bronx should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,012.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,796 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,766 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Fordham University was $72,239 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of New York residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Fordham University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Fordham University
Estimated Budgets
New York Resident Total Budget $72,239
   In-State Tuition$49,645
   Other Fees$1,341
   Room and Board$17,445
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,796
   Books and Supplies$1,012
Non-Resident Total Budget $72,239
   Out-of-State Tuition$49,645
   Other Fees$1,341
   Room and Board$17,445
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,796
   Books and Supplies$1,012


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $72,239 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Fordham University net price for in-state students is $35,605* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

89% of Fordham University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $24,219. 19 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,684. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Fordham University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Fordham University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$35,605*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid89%
Average Total Grant Aid$24,219
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants19%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,684

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$24,556
$30,001 to $48,000$25,082
$48,001 to $75,000$31,903
$75,001 to $110,000$35,107

Average Financial Aid Mix - $72,239 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $72,239. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 35% - $24,219

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Fordham University or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 8% - $5,594

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 57% -  $39,630

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 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.

Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if Fordham University is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 89/100 for Fordham University. Considering an average net price paid of $33,679, this leads to an overall value ranking of 60/100. This places the school 186th on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Fordham University
Yeshiva University19.4% less expensive
Jewish Theological Seminary of America4.7% more expensive
Stevens Institute of Technology1.7% less expensive
Lafayette College1.5% more expensive
Muhlenberg College0.9% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Fordham University.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Fordham University is $288,956 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $33,679 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $134,716**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $361,195 or $168,395 using an average 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 2014-2015 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.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Fordham University.

New York Resident Tuition Per Semester$24,822
New York Resident Total Cost Per Semester$36,120

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a 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 Fordham University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Fordham University
Price per credit hour$1,006
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$3,018
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$4,024


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 58% of Fordham University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,594.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Fordham University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $134,716, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $167,151.66. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Fordham University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 89% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $33,679. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Fordham 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.

Fordham University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$1,392.93
Amount Borrowed$134,716.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$32,435.66
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$167,151.66

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Fordham University? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Fordham University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $167,151.66 would be needed to afford a $1,392.93 monthly payment in the example $134,716.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. 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 Fordham University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $41,000 to $49,645. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.2%. 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 could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $288,956.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Fordham University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$99,345$397,382
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$126,793$507,171
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $161,823$647,293
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $187,331$749,323

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Fordham University to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 289 109% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 107 94% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 66 94% costlier
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Bachelor's Degree 31 68% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 26 96% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 22 70% costlier
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 20 60% costlier
Accounting and Finance Bachelor's Degree 19 66% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 16 73% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 15 74% costlier
Organizational Leadership Bachelor's Degree 15 94% costlier
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 14 58% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 14 77% costlier
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 13 52% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 12 75% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 12 82% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 12 61% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 10 80% costlier
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 9 85% costlier
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics Bachelor's Degree 9 48% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 8 60% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 8 60% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 7 68% costlier
Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree 7 30% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 6 64% costlier
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Bachelor's Degree 5 81% costlier
Urban Studies/Affairs Bachelor's Degree 5 55% costlier
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 5 100% costlier
Near and Middle Eastern Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 21% costlier
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 3 47% costlier
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 3 54% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 80% costlier
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 57% costlier
Western European Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 37% costlier
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 36% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 2 103% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 79% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 72% costlier
Latin American Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 36% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 2 91% costlier
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 52% costlier
Ecology Bachelor's Degree 2 67% costlier
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 1 39% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 1 75% costlier
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 53% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 79% costlier
Social Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 54% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 76% costlier
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 88% costlier
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 69% costlier
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 39% costlier
Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 1 79% costlier


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About Fordham University

Fordham University is a four year private college located in Bronx, New York.  The school is affiliated with the Roman Catholic faith.  Full time enrollment is 12,884 and part time is 2,698. Learn more about getting accepted at Fordham University at CollegeSimply.

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

Fordham University
441 E Fordham Rd
Bronx, New York

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Fordham University is a private not for profit institution.

Fordham University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191241 IPEDS survey data.