Make Hofstra

More Affordable


Another way to fund your education is through scholarships. Hofstra determines your academic scholarship at the time of your admission, with no additional applications needed. For more information on the types of scholarships we offer, please visit our scholarships page.


There are also grants based on your family's financial need. You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1 of your senior year of high school ( Hofstra asks that you file it before February 1 to ensure we can offer you the best financial aid package with a mixture of federal, state, and institutional need-based funding. Those awards are typically sent out in early March. Even if you and your family don't think you will qualify for anything, complete it anyway. It's free and you might just be surprised that you are eligible for some form of assistance.


We also offer an interest-free payment plan. Students and families are able to divide their total outstanding balance, after financial aid, into easy-to-manage monthly installments. You may choose from an annual plan or a semester-based plan. Please visit for more details.


One way to make Hofstra affordable is to sign up for our Locked-In Tuition plan. This program offers you and your family a secure and predictable way to finance your education. With a four-year locked-in rate for tuition, you and your family will pay the same tuition rate for all four of your undergraduate years at Hofstra University.


Every semester one or two Hofstra students withdraw from classes due to illness or accident. To protect your investment and help minimize financial losses in such cases Hofstra makes available an optional tuition insurance program, the Tuition Refund Plan (TRP), through the A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. insurance company. Information about this plan, including current rates, can be found at

This plan may help minimize your potential investment loss if your child needs to withdraw from classes and leave school during the semester due to illness or accident. Visit for more information.