Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After GraduationComparison
For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at SHU is $45,230. The 2022 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 1.98% compared to the previous year. Its undergraduate tuition and fees is much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition of $29,137 - private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (larger programs).
The undergraduate estimated tuition & fees for academic year 2022-2023 is $46,310. It is a 2.4% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $19,518 for year 2022. The on-campus living costs increased by 1.96% compared to the previous year.The off-campus living costs stayed same compared to the previous year.
SHU Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$44,350$19,142
2021-2022$45,230$19,518
2022-2023$46,310$19,901
Change % 2022-20232.39%1.96%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the SHU directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the SHU bursar/financial aid page for more information.
For graduate school, the tuition and fees is $34,509 for the academic year 2021-2022. The graduate tuition is same as the last year. Its graduate tuition and fees is much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition of $17,263 - private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (larger programs).
The estimated graduate school tuition & fees is $34,215 for the academic year 2022-2023. It is a 0.9% decrease compared to 2022's rate. This rate is estimated by school and vary by graduate programs. For details of program fees, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
SHU Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$34,806$19,142
2021-2022$34,509$19,518
2022-2023$34,215$19,901
Change % 2022-2023-0.85%1.96%
*** The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the SHU directly. The 2023 graduate tuition & fees is not yet announced or vary by program. The estimation is based on the rate of last year. See the SHU bursar/financial aid page for more information.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at SHU. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $650. The graduate tuition per credit hour is $817.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2021-2022)
YearCost Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate2020-2021$650
2021-2022$650
2022-2023$650
Graduate2020-2021$810
2021-2022$817
2022-2023$824
The 2022 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2023 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $47,400 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $61,800 for Sacred Heart University graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$47,400$47,400$47,400
7 Years After Graduation$49,200--
8 Years After Graduation$56,000--
9 Years After Graduation$57,000--
10 Years After Graduation$61,800$65,200$59,500
The next table compares the tuition & fees between Sacred Heart University and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between Sacred Heart University and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
Sacred Heart University$45,230
Mount St. Mary's University$44,750
Bryant University$47,782
Saint Francis University$39,502
Robert Morris University$32,770
St. Francis College$27,298

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at SHU?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at SHU is $190,648.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026Fall 2022$46,183$47,155$48,148$49,162$190,648
Class of 2027Fall 2023$47,155$48,148$49,162$50,197$194,663
Class of 2028Fall 2024$48,148$49,162$50,197$51,254$198,762
Class of 2029Fall 2025$49,162$50,197$51,254$52,334$202,948
Class of 2030Fall 2026$50,197$51,254$52,334$53,436$207,222
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $277,493.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Sacred Heart University.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026Fall 2022$67,290$68,660$70,058$71,485$277,493
Class of 2027Fall 2023$68,660$70,058$71,485$72,942$283,145
Class of 2028Fall 2024$70,058$71,485$72,942$74,429$288,915
Class of 2029Fall 2025$71,485$72,942$74,429$75,947$294,804
Class of 2030Fall 2026$72,942$74,429$75,947$77,496$300,815
Last year, 92% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $199,653.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Sacred Heart University.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026Fall 2022$47,830$49,200$50,598$52,025$199,653
Class of 2027Fall 2023$49,200$50,598$52,025$53,482$205,305
Class of 2028Fall 2024$50,598$52,025$53,482$54,969$211,075
Class of 2029Fall 2025$52,025$53,482$54,969$56,487$216,964
Class of 2030Fall 2026$53,482$54,969$56,487$58,036$222,975

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Sacred Heart University.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Sacred Heart University 2022 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$45,230$1,200 $19,518
Graduate$34,509 $1,200$19,518


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