Private 4 Year

SHU Tuition & Cost

Fairfield, Connecticut

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Sacred Heart University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$270
Room and Board $15,960
Other Expenses Budget$2,650

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Sacred Heart University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $62,880 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $42,800 for tuition, $15,960 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $270 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Sacred Heart University is $42,800, the same as Connecticut residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Sacred Heart University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Sacred Heart University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$33,708
$30,001 to $48,000$34,095
$48,001 to $75,000$39,402
$75,001 to $110,000$42,433

The average reported annual net price for Sacred Heart University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $41,570 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

99% of full-time undergrad Sacred Heart University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $18,130 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 67% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,308 and 16% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $25,687.

Finanical Aid Sacred Heart University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $18,130 99%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $17,104 98%
Pell Grants $4,495 15%
Other Federal Grants $2,480 10%
State and Local Grants $2,647 5%
Federal Student Loans $5,308 67%
Other Student Loans $25,687 16%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Sacred Heart University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $144,096. The loan balance of $144,096 is a four year multiple of the $36,024 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,375 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $144,096
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,374.83
Total Interest Paid $20,884.17
Sum of All Loan Payments $164,980.17

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $62,880
2 $65,466
3 $68,158
4 $70,962

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Sacred Heart University to be $251,520 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Sacred Heart University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $625 $1,875 $2,500

Estimated cost for a class at Sacred Heart University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Sacred Heart University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Sacred Heart University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130253 IPEDS survey data for Sacred Heart University.