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Tuition, Fees & Estimated Costs

Full-Time Undergraduate Students (Fall and Spring Semesters 2016-17)

Tuition and Fees for Undergraduate Students







Estimated Fees



Housing and Tier 2 Meal Plan*

$7,520 housing
$4,220 meal plan

$1,500 living allowance










Estimated Cost of Attendance



Direct (fixed) costs - Families are billed directly by the College for tuition, fees and on-campus room and board.

Indirect (variable) costs - Books, transportation, and personal expenses shown above are average costs and are not included on the semester bill from the College.

*Note: The Tier 2 meal plan is used when determining your meal plan cost. Choosing a Tier 1 or Unlimited Dining Hall meal plan could increase your cost. Learn more about meal plan options.

Applying for Financial Aid

We are committed to helping you afford a Fisher education. Let’s walk through the process step-by-step:

  • To be considered for financial assistance from Fisher or from federal or state sources, you must apply to the College, be accepted, and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • The FAFSA is available to file online beginning October 1.
  • The FAFSA should be filed between October 1 and January15—even if you have not been accepted to the College. Meeting the January 15 Preferred Filing Deadline will assure you priority consideration for Fisher grants and scholarships.
  • Approximately two weeks after filing the FAFSA, Fisher will receive the results of your application. Our financial aid staff will use this information to create the best financial aid package for your needs and will send you an award letter detailing the specific types of aid you are eligible for. Initial financial aid awards are typically mailed in the third week of February.
  • Once you've received your financial aid package, feel free to contact Financial Aid with any questions or concerns.

Financial Aid Resources

Scholarships: Did You Know?

Fisher offers a variety of merit and need-based scholarships to students.

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Financial Aid at Fisher

In determining financial aid, "financial need" is the difference between the cost of attending St. John Fisher College and your family contribution, as determined from information supplied on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Here is a simple formula of how it works:

Cost of Attendance - Family Contribution = Financial Need

The financial aid we award comes from a variety of sources—the final result being a "package" of several types of aid. Depending on your particular situation, your financial aid award may include funds from scholarships, federal and/or state grants, student loans, or student employment (College Work Study Program).

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered "gift" aid. Scholarships are generally awarded based on past academic achievement and do not have to be paid back. Grants are generally awarded based on financial need and also do not need to be repaid.

Loans and Student Employment

Student loans and student employment (College Work Study Program) are considered "self-help" aid. Student loans are low-interest federal loans that a student begins repaying after graduation. College Work Study earnings from part-time employment on campus can be used toward educational expenses.

Parent loans are also available regardless of family income. Most financial aid packages include some form of self-help aid.

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