Cost of Education

Cost of Education
Sacred Heart University's cost of education includes allowances for tuition, living expenses, books and supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. These figures are calculated averages base on regional student data and detailed information collected about SHU students. Your actual expenses may vary according to personal lifestyle priorities and obligations.  

When planning for the cost of education you should differentiate and plan for both direct and indirect costs.

Direct Costs
Includes tuition and fees and those charges billed to you by the University Student Accounts Office.

For the official up-to-date costs, please refer to our Student's Accounts website under Graduate Tuition and Fees.

Indirect Costs
Include books and supplies, transportation, personal miscellaneous and off-campus living expenses. These are not direct charges fromSacredHeartUniversity and may vary from student to student. However, in estimating your costs, a student will want to take these into consideration. We will budget an approximately $1,500 for books and supplies for the academic year. Costs for transportation and other miscellaneous expenses would be budgeted between $2,000 to $3,500. Off campus living expenses would be budgeted between $2,100 to $16,000 depending on if you are living with parents or independently.

Additional Information
For more information on planning the cost of your education, you may contact the Student Accounts Office at 203-371-7925 or via the web for the most up-to-date charges and available payment plans.