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Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Costs

College is an investment in your future. We are dedicated to providing you the highest level of service to help you afford a Fisher education.

For an early estimate of merit scholarship and need-based financial aid eligibility, use our quick and easy Net Price Calculator!

Due to the wide ranging impacts of COVID-19, St. John Fisher College will keep the 2020-2021 cost of attendance at the same rate as the 2019-2020 cost for all of our students. We made this decision as we make all of our decisions - with your best interests in mind and with our continued commitment to affordability at the center of our mission. We hope that this will be of assistance to you in an otherwise uncertain time.

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance 2020-21

Full-time Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance
  ResidentLiving with Family**
Tuition $34,340 $34,340
Estimated Fees $810 $750
Housing and Tier 2 Meal Plan* $8,100 housing
$4,550 meal plan
$1,500 (estimated living allowance) 
Books (estimate) $1,100 $1,100
Transportation (estimate) $500 $600
Personal (estimate) $900 $900
Estimated Cost of Attendance $50,300 $39,190

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

**The cost of attendance for students living in an off campus apartment or home (not with parents or family) will include a living allowance of $12,650.

Note: Families are billed directly by the College for tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board. Books, transportation, and personal expenses shown above are average costs and are not included on the semester bill from the College.

Part-time Undergraduate Students

The cost of attendance for part-time undergraduate students is $936 per credit hour (up to 11.5 credit hours). There is also a $15 comprehensive fee per credit hour. Figures are subject to change without notice.

For more information, refer to the Student Accounts Undergraduate Tuition and Fees page.

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. Learn more about types of financial aid.

Applying for Financial Aid

We are committed to helping you afford a Fisher education. Let’s walk through the process of applying for financial aid 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. For help with the process, watch this short video on how to create an FSA ID.
  • The FAFSA should be filed between October 1 and January 15—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.

For more information, visit the Financial Aid website.