Part-Time Students Financial Aid
Investing in a college education is often a major financial decision, and many students need to look beyond their own resources or those of their employer for assistance. A Fairfield education offers a lifetime of benefits, both personally and professionally, and its value will far exceed the expenses involved. We recognize that each student has unique academic and career goals, and distinctive financial circumstances to provide for their education.
Fairfield offers you the kind of education that:
- Makes you an agile thinker with the multidisciplinary education to form a well-rounded citizen and scholar.
- Encourages you to develop the intellect, skills and confidence to make your own way in the world, and perhaps change it for the better.
Students who choose to attend Fairfield University as Part-Time Studies students are welcome to utilize all the services offered by our Financial Aid office. This office is a valuable resource for qualified students to learn more about financial aid opportunities through scholarships, loan, tax credit and veterans' benefit programs.
Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship
The William F. Murphy Award is available to matriculated adult undergraduate students with a quality point average (QPA) of 2.0 or better. Sponsored by Alpha Sigma Lambda and named after the first dean of the School of Continuing Education (University College's previous name), this scholarship is awarded on the basis of need. Deadlines: Aug. 20 and Dec. 15.
Albert M. Loch Scholarship of the Institute for Retired Professionals
This scholarship is available to matriculated adult undergraduate students with a QPA of 2.8 or better. Sponsored by the Institute for Retired Professionals, this scholarship is awarded on the basis of need. Deadline: Nov. 15
To be eligible, you must be pursuing a degree or other recognized educational credential. The Hope Scholarship credits up to $1,500 per eligible student
Lifetime-Learning Tax Credits
You may be eligible for a lifetime-learning tax credit, which can come in the following ways. Please consult IRS tax publications or an accountant to determine your qualifications.
Lifetime Learning Tax Credit
Lifetime Learning Credits do not require that the student be pursuing a degree or other recognized educational credential. Credits are valued at up to $1,000 per tax return.
Student Loan and Other Aid
A variety of other loan and aid options are also worth exploring.
For any assistance on applying for financial aid to help with financing your college degree please contact the Office of Financial Aid at the contact information:
Phone: (203) 254-4125
Fax: (203) 254-4008
Office of Financial Aid
Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.