Cost of Education

Online Students

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. Graduate Students should refer to Graduate Tuition and Fees section and Undergraduates should refer to the Part-Time Undergraduate Tuition and Fees section.

Indirect Costs

Include books and supplies, transportation, child care, personal miscellaneous and off-campus living expenses. These are not direct charges from Sacred Heart University and may vary from student to student. However, in estimating your costs, you will want to take these into consideration.

We will budget up to approximately $1000 for books and supplies per semester. Costs for other miscellaneous expenses would be budgeted up to approximately $2000 per semester. Off campus living expenses would be budgeted up to approximately $4800 per semester.

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.