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Costs & Scholarships

2015-2016 Costs & Tuition

International students must show financial support for tuition and living expenses costs for one year of study in the form of an original bank statement no older than 120 days, and corresponding letter of financial guarantee if the student is not the account holder or sponsor. All documents must be original and in English.

Total Finances Required by Program

Program Undergraduate Graduate IEP (1 year)
IEP (16 wk)
IEP (8wk)
Tuition  $23,940 $12,696 $9,740 $4,870 $2,435
Housing $10,000/avg $10,000/avg $10,000/avg $5,000/avg $2,500/avg
Insurance $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $500 $200
TOTAL $34,940/year $23,696/year $20,740 $10,370 $5,135


  • Medaille Hall: $6,756-$9,288 / average per year
  • St. Joseph's Hall: $7,780-$8,698 / average per year
  • Southwest Apartments: $7,192 / average per year
  • Cotta Hall (Off-Campus): $590 (large room), $550 (small room) (room only, meals not included)(MBA for International Students Only)

Living Expenses

  • Housing: $10,000 / average per year
  • Health Insurance: $1,000 / per year (Fontbonne required ALL international students to enroll in its health plan)


  • Credit hour fee: $18 / per credit hour
  • International Student Activity Fee: $75 / per semester
  • Immunizations: $100/avg
  • Student Activity Fee: $180 / per semester

Undergraduate Scholarships

Fontbonne University offers merit-based scholarships to a number of academically talented undergraduate (bachelor’s degree) international applicants. All scholarships are awarded to students who hold non-immigrant, F-1 student visas. The award amount is applied to the student’s account in two equal installments in the fall and spring semesters and goes toward reducing tuition charges. Awards are renewable each year, but students must maintain the minimum grade point average stated on the award contract as well as F-1 visa status.


Section A + Section B = Estimated Fontbonne University award. 

GPA Award Test (Choose highest 1 of 4)    Award
3.90-4.00 $6,000 IELTS TOEFL SAT* ACT  
3.75-3.89 $5,500 5.5 65 820-930 17-19 $1,000
3.50-3.74 $5,000 6 70 940-1040 20-22 $3,000
3.25-3.49 $4,500 6.5 75 1050-1160 23-25 $4,000
3.00-3.24 $4,000 7 80 1170-1280 26-28 $5,000
2.75-2.99 $3,000 7.5 90 1290-1390 29-31 $6,000
2.50-2.74 $2,000 8+ 100+ 1400-1600 32+ $7,000

*SAT score is the combined total of the reading + math scores. 


Students eligible for this scholarship must be attending a Catholic High School in their home country and enrolling as a first-time freshman at Fontbonne University. The non-merit based, renewable scholarship is automatically awarded to all eligible students. Students must maintain at 3.0 GPA at Fontbonne University for automatic renewal and is renewable for up to 8 semesters. Proof of attendance at a Catholic high school is required and must be validated by the Office of International Affairs. Requirements: 3.0 GPA(on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent; graduate of a Catholic High School; first-time freshman. 

Undergraduate Transfer Student Scholarships


Students eligible for this scholarship must meet the following criteria: Transfer from a four-year university or community college(or equivalent), 65 TOEFL (5.5 IELTS). This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 semesters, provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA at Fontbonne University. Scholarship awards may only be applied to fall and spring semesters. The student must also maintain full time academic status (a minimum of 12 academic credits) in fall and spring semesters.


GPA Award
2.5-2.74 $3,500
2.75-2.99 $5,000
3.0-3.49 $6,500


*Estimated award chart.

**PTK Students with a minimum 3.2 GPA will be considered for an additional $500 scholarship per year. 

Applying for Scholarships

To apply for an international scholarship, you must submit a Fontbonne application for International Undergraduate Admission as a full-time student (12-18 credit hours per semester). After students are accepted to the university and awarded a scholarship, notification will be mailed to each student. Scholarships do not apply for summer semesters. Students sponsored by their government will not be considered for Fontbonne University scholarships. 

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