FDU Grants for Undergraduates

The University offers need-based funding and grants, in addition to its extensive scholarship program. Any student wishing to apply for need-based University financial aid must file the FAFSA. To renew any need-based University financial aid, the applicant must:

  • maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • register for classes for the subsequent semester
  • maintain full-time enrollment (minimum of 12 credits per semester)
  • resubmit the FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov) to the U.S. Department of Education no later than February 15 for New students and April 15 for Returning students
  • submit all requested documentation for verification (if selected by the Department of Education) to the Office of Financial Aid.

Fairleigh Dickinson University Need Grant

The University’s Need Grant provides up to $25,000 per academic year (traditional fall and spring terms only) for a maximum of four years. Eligibility is determined through filing the FAFSA. Renewal of the grant is subject to academic progress, fulltime enrollment and continued financial need.

Children of Alumni Grant

An annual grant of $1,500 is available to undergraduate sons and daughters of Fairleigh Dickinson University alumni. This grant is based upon full-time enrollment only. The student must indicate on the University Admissions application that either the father or the mother is a Fairleigh Dickinson University graduate.

Fairleigh Dickinson University Family Grant

Fairleigh Dickinson University pioneered a unique family tuition aid plan, allowing immediate family members of qualifying full-time students to receive substantial reductions in undergraduate tuition if they attend the University. Under the plan:

  • Families with two or more dependent children attending as full-time undergraduate students receive a $1,500 grant for each child enrolled simultaneously.
  • Parents or grandparents of an enrolled, dependent full-time undergraduate may take undergraduate courses on a space-available basis and receive a $750 reduction in tuition costs per semester. Maximum individual benefit for each parent or grandparent attending full- or part-time will not exceed $1,500 annually.
  • Spouses or dependent children of full-time graduate students may take undergraduate courses on a space-available basis and receive a $750 reduction in tuition costs per semester. Maximum individual benefit for each spouse or child will not exceed $1,500 annually.

Students enrolled in Wroxton College and summer session, inter-sessions, mini-sessions or other special sessions are not eligible for the Family Plan.

Applications must be filed once a year. Other types of financial aid may also apply. Forms are available at each campus Office of Financial Aid.

Alumni/Trustee Endorsement Grant

Any prospective student recommended to the University by an alumnus/a or a University Trustee is eligible for a one-time $1,000 grant for the first year of attendance. To qualify for this grant, the student must have submitted a complete Admissions Application along with the Alumni-Trustee Endorsement Grant Referral Form to the Office of Admissions no later than April 15. The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time, matriculated student carrying at least 12 credits per semester during their first year of attendance.