Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

It is the goal of Stratford University to assist every qualified student in procuring the financial means to enable the student to attend the University. The University participates in a variety of financial assistance programs which are designed to assist accepted or currently enrolled students, but whose financial resources are inadequate to meet the full cost of their education.

The majority of financial assistance is provided by the federal government in the form of federal student aid (FSA). This includes the Direct Lending program for subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study (FWS), and Federal PLUS Loans. These programs are available to those who qualify.

The University also offers alternate source funding and utilizes other private agencies. Alternate source loans enable the student to contribute to education costs while attending the University.

The primary responsibility for meeting the costs of education rests with individual student and their families. Financial assistance is awarded on the basis of need, regardless of sex, age, race, religion, creed, or national origin. Need is defined as the difference between the cost of education for one academic year and the amount a student and/or family can be reasonably expected to contribute to the cost of education for the same period.