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 based 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. The tuition amount used to determine financial aid eligibility is calculated based on the estimate that you provide on the SHU Online Confidential Information Form of your enrollment status. Please report any changes to your enrollment to the Office of Student Financial Assistance immediately as your award may require an adjustment. Failure to do so may delay the disbursement of financial aid funds to your account and you may be responsible to repay the U.S. Department of Education, your lender, or the University.

Please refer to the Student Accounts website or contact them at 203-371-7925 for more information related to direct costs and payment plan options.

Indirect Costs

Includes 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 $168 for books and supplies per class. Costs for other miscellaneous expenses will be budgeted up to approximately $1,200 per semester. Off-campus living expenses will be budgeted up to approximately $6,000 per semester.