School of Professional and Continuing Studies or Gabelli School of Business Evening Students
Eligibility and the application process differs based on your program.
- Students applying/enrolled in an undergraduate degree-seeking program.
- Students who are enrolled as non-matriculated in a post-baccalaureate program.
Undergraduate Degree Seeking Students
Applying for Aid
- File Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by June 1 or within 2 weeks of your acceptance.
- Once your FAFSA is received by Fordham (7 to 10 business days), complete and submit the Anticipated Enrollment Form.
- New York State residents may be eligible for state funding. Full-time students registered for at least 12 credits should complete the NYS TAP Application upon submitting the FAFSA. Part-time students registered between 6 and 11 credits should complete the Application for Part-Time Study (APTS).
- Respond to any requests from the financial aid office for additional information within 2 weeks.
Receiving Your Award Offer and Accepting Your Aid
You should receive an award offer by email within four weeks of the completion of your financial aid application. A complete application includes responding to requests for any additional information from the Office of Student Financial Services. We require all students to accept or decline their aid and/or loans through the financial aid portal.
Types of Aid Available
- Federal Pell Grant
- New York State TAP Grant
- New York State Aid for Part-Time Study
- Fordham Need-Based Grant - University grant funding awarded based on the number of credits for which you are enrolled each term, GPA, financial need, and availability of funds offered through the financial aid office.
- Merit Scholarships and other Tuition Discounts - These funds are offered through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies
Financial Aid Offers are Subject to the Following Terms:
- Timely filing of the financial aid applications by the published deadline
- Availability of institutional funds at the time your application process becomes complete
- Continuing to demonstrate need for need based aid
- Maintenance of Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Acceptance of the awards within the time frame specified
Cost of Attendance
We have projected a full Costs of Attendance (COA) including an average of additional expenses a student might incur.
While Post-Baccalaureate students are not eligible for gift aid, they have one calendar year of Federal Direct Loan eligibility in this program.
Dependent students can borrow $7,500 annually and up to $5,500 can be subsidized.
Independent students can borrow $12,500 annually and up to $5,500 can be subsidized.
Parents of dependent students may also qualify for the Federal Direct PLUS Loan.
How to Apply
If you would like to borrow, please complete the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Post Bacc Direct Loan Request Form. The Post Bacc Direct Loan Request Form can only be completed once you are enrolled for at least 6 credits.
FAFSA Tips/Common FAFSA Errors
- Select “5th yr./other undergraduate” as your grade level
- When asked if you will be working on a master’s or doctoral degree, you should answer “no”
- If you do not meet any independent criteria and are below the age of 24, you will need to provide parental information on the FAFSA
Federal, State, and University gift aid are only available to students in degree-granting programs, making non-matriculated students ineligible.
Students who have exhausted their federal loan eligibility can apply for a private education loan to help finance their education. Private education loans are subject to credit approval.