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Affording Fredonia

Discover why Fredonia is a smart investment, offering a high-quality, accessible and affordable choice to earning a four-year degree and preparing students for long-term success.

Commitment to Affordability

76%

first-year students

receive merit or need-based scholarships.

$8.1 million

in merit- and need-based scholarships awarded to qualified students each year.

86%

of Fredonia students

receive some form of financial assistance (financial aid, scholarships, grants)

As a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Fredonia strives to ensure financial accessibility by keeping net costs lower than most four-year institutions of higher education.

Investing in your education is an investment in your future.  Fredonia is a greater value than other higher education options while ensuring a high-quality and creative learning environment.
 

Office hours

  • During academic year: Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • During summer hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Walk-in hours during academic year: Mon - Fri, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Financial Aid support

You may be a prospective Fredonia student just entering the "financial aid world" or a returning Fredonia student who is becoming more personally involved with the process. Either way, we can help you maximize the opportunities available to you!

Financial Aid home
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Do I qualify for a merit scholarship?

Fredonia will let you know when you receive your acceptance packet about merit-based scholarship awards. Find out about what it takes to qualify for one, and the types of scholarships Fredonia offers.

Scholarship opportunities
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Excelsior Scholarship

The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend Fredonia and other SUNY and CUNY schools tuition-free.

Excelsior Scholarship
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Net price calculator

Fredonia's Net Price Calculator will provide you and your family with an early estimate of the financial aid for which you might qualify. 

Net Price Calculator

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