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Hofstra Tuition & Cost

Hempstead, New York

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Hofstra University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,095
Room and Board $16,168
Other Expenses Budget$2,050

Annual Prices

The annual tuition to attend Hofstra University is $48,315. The cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Room and board fees are an additional $16,168. For educational materials, students should allocate approximately $1,000 for books and supplies plus $1,095 for other fees charged by the school. Finally, students should budget $2,050 for miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. With all these fees considered, the expected total cost to attend Hofstra University on a full-time basis is $68,628 per annum.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Hofstra University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Hofstra University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$30,346
$30,001 to $48,000$29,656
$48,001 to $75,000$33,635
$75,001 to $110,000$36,657

The average reported annual net price for Hofstra University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $34,011 in 2019/2020. 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

98% of full-time undergrad Hofstra 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 $28,896 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 51% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,393 and 15% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $24,712.

Finanical Aid Hofstra University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $28,896 98%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $26,699 97%
Pell Grants $4,908 25%
Other Federal Grants $1,990 16%
State and Local Grants $3,230 18%
Federal Student Loans $5,393 51%
Other Student Loans $24,712 15%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Hofstra University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $118,300. The loan balance of $118,300 is a four year multiple of the $29,575 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 $1,254 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $118,300
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,254.18
Total Interest Paid $32,201.23
Sum of All Loan Payments $150,501.23

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $68,628
2 $71,037
3 $73,532
4 $76,113

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Hofstra University to be $274,512 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.5% 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 Hofstra University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,687 $5,061 $6,748

Estimated cost for a class at Hofstra 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 Hofstra University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Hofstra University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan Yes
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191649 IPEDS survey data for Hofstra University.