Cost & Financial Aid
At Iona University, we understand that your college education is a major investment, and making these financial decisions can be daunting. That’s why we are here to help you and your family navigate the cost of attendance and understand your financial aid options to make the best decision for your future.
Cost of Attendance
Your cost of attendance is an estimate of educational related expenses that you will incur while pursuing your program of study. Your financial aid award offer reduces the total costs. In addition to tuition and fees, the cost of attendance includes other expenses such as food and living expenses, transportation, books, course materials, supplies and equipment, and federal loan fees.
Net Price Calculator
Estimate the total cost of attending Iona University — including the government aid and Iona University scholarships and grants you may receive — using the Net Price Calculator. All you have to do is answer a few basic questions, and you’ll discover what types of federal student aid for which you may be eligible.
Tuition & Fees
Iona tuition is determined by numerous factors — whether you are enrolling in an undergraduate or graduate program, as a full- or part-time student or living on campus or commuting.
For full-time students, undergraduate tuition at Iona is $43,680. Part-time undergraduate students pay $1,383 per credit with an additional program fee, determined by the number of credits a student takes. The cost of tuition does not include fees like audit charges, stop payment fees, CAP program fees, tuition insurance or clinical supervision. These fees, along with others, are added based on the student.
|Type||Resident Cost||Off-Campus Cost||Commuter Cost|
|Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000|
*Full-time enrollment is based on 12-18 credits per term. Students will incur additional per-credit tuition charges above 18 credits.
**Resident living expenses may vary depending on the length of enrollment at Iona.
Iona’s graduate tuition varies depending on the graduate program. Students pursuing a graduate degree in the LaPenta School of Business pay $1,360 per credit, while those enrolling in the School of Arts & Science pay $1,202 - $1,313 per credit. Students enrolled in the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences pay $1,050 - $1,373 per credit. Additional fees and charges will also depend on the program in which a student is enrolled.
You don’t have to figure out financial aid alone. Iona’s Student Financial Services is committed to helping you find the financial aid options that best suit your needs.
All domestic Iona students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using Iona’s school code: 002737.
Explore our Financial Aid FAQs to learn more about FAFSA paperwork, scholarship eligibility, the loan application process and other important financial aid information.
Complete Your FAFSA On Time
To qualify for financial aid, a student’s FAFSA must be filed by the following deadlines.
|Incoming Freshmen||April 15, prior to the fall term in which you will initially enroll, for priority consideration|
|Incoming Transfer Students||Within 30 days from the date of admittance to the University|
|Incoming Graduate Students||Within 30 days from the date of admittance to the University|
|Returning Iona Students||April 15, prior to the start of the upcoming fall term|
How to Apply for Financial Aid
First-Time Undergraduate Students
To be considered for financial aid, incoming freshmen must complete the following steps.
To be considered for financial aid, undergraduate transfer students should complete the following steps.
To be considered for financial aid, graduate students should complete the following steps.
Types of Financial Aid
At Iona University, we pride ourselves on making a college education accessible and affordable. To ensure you receive the support you need, we provide a unique range of financial aid packages, personalized to your situation. Learn more about available types of aid.
Scholarships and Grants
Iona proudly offers a variety of financial awards based on student achievement and financial needs. All undergraduate and graduate applicants are automatically considered for merit-based awards.
Scholarships are financial awards based on student achievement and financial need. Grants are awards based on financial need and are awarded by Iona and the state and federal government. Scholarships and grants do not need to be repaid.
Iona students are eligible for:
- Iona University Awards
- Federal Grants and Tax Benefits
- New York State Grants and Scholarships
- Private Scholarships
Two main types of student loans are available: federal and private. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for federal loans. Your aid package may include both subsidized and unsubsidized federal loans. Subsidized loans have a portion of the interest paid by the government.
At Iona, we strongly recommend students borrow the maximum in Federal Direct Loans before considering an alternative (private) student loan. Federal Direct loans tend to be less expensive with fixed interest rates and provide more options for repayment.
Iona offers students opportunities to work on campus as a way to help pay for their college education.
Three types of student employment options are available:
- Federal Work-Study: jobs for students who qualify for the federally sponsored program
- On-Campus Employment: part-time opportunities for students who don’t qualify for Federal Work-Study
- Graduate Assistantships: up to 20 hours per week with opportunities varying by the academic department
The alumni, faculty, staff and students all form a uniquely supportive community unlike anything I have ever experienced. I’m grateful for the opportunity to achieve academic success and experience all that this wonderful University has to offer.
Nicholas Stroby ’24, DeFeo Family Endowed Scholarship Recipient
of first-year students receive scholarship aid
of full-time undergraduates with financial need received financial aid in 2022-23
million awarded in scholarships and grants for 2022-23
Contact Student Financial Services
Iona’s Student Financial Services staff is here to help you and your family navigate the financing of your college education.
To keep learning about Iona’s tuition and fees, financial aid offerings and more, request information.
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