We’re committed to helping you figure out a plan that allows you to pursue your master’s degree while staying comfortable with your financial investment.
We suggest you begin the financial aid process as soon as possible. You should file your FAFSA and make your loan request(s) at least four weeks prior to the start of classes.
A few key things to keep in mind when applying:
The FAFSA must be filed annually. It is valid for the full academic year and is available until June 30 for each year. This means that the 2021–2022 FAFSA must be filed by June 30, 2022.
Fordham’s academic year begins with the fall term and ends with the summer term. Each fall term, students can receive up to $20,500 in Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan funds. If eligible for the maximum amount, the $20,500 will be divided and disbursed over the fall, spring, and summer terms.
Take origination fees into consideration! An origination fee is an upfront fee deducted from each Federal Direct Loan disbursement. It is charged by the federal government to help cover administrative fees associated with the federal loan programs.
Start by estimating your charges for each semester:
Use Fordham’s per-credit tuition rate, fees per term, and the amount of credits in your specific program as a guide for your calculation.
$1,732 per credit
$252 estimated fees per term
One-time enrichment fee of $1,500 in initial term
One-time residency fee of $2,000 (MSSMC) or $2,300 (MSM / MSF)
Each program track requires a different number of credits. Please see the program overview pages to determine the number of credits required for graduating.
Then, consider options that can help reduce borrowing:
Tuition assistance opportunities
Military benefits (if applicable)
Out of pocket payments/personal resources
Review your borrowing options for the remaining balance: