Costs and Scholarships

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
Tuition and Fees* $24,960 $13,364 $10,276
Living Expenses $13,000 $13,000 $13,000
$1,100 $1,100 $1,100
TOTAL $39,060

*Tuition is for 9 months of study (one academic year). Summer enrollment and pre-requisite courses will increase average tuition costs. Fees include: International student fee, Resource fees, orientation fee. All fees are mandatory.

Housing and Meal Plans

St. Joseph Hall – On Campus
Double room, communal bath $4,994.00
Single room, communal bath (if space is available) $6,004.00
Medaille Hall – On Campus
Single room with private bath $6,461.00 – $6,566.00
Single room with semi private bath $6,319.00
Single room with communal bath, includes smaller room $4,945.00 – $6,064.00
Double Occupancy Rooms, if needed $4,994.00
Triple room with communal bath $3,867.00
Southwest Hall – On Campus
Single bedroom with apartment accommodations $8,001.00
Cotta Hall – Off Campus
Large Bedroom $6,271.00
Small Bedroom $5,638.00

Meal plan

  • Full – $4,326.00
  • Medium 14 Meal Plan – $4,197.00
  • Partial 10 Meal Plan – $4,035.00

Living Expenses

  • Room/Board/Books/Miscellaneous: $13,000 average per year. Expenses may vary depending on your lifestyle.
  • Health Insurance/Immunization: $1,100 for 12 months.


  • International student activities fee: $75 per semester
  • Student activity fee (for undergraduate students): $180 per semester
  • Credit hour fee (for graduate students): $18 per credit hour
  • Orientation fee: $200 for the first semester only

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.

Additional need-based financial aid may be available for eligible candidates. Please contact for more information.

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
2.0 – 2.49 $3,000
2.5 – 2.99 $5,000
3.0 – 3.49 $6,500
3.5 – 4.0 $8,500

*Estimated award chart.

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

Contact Us

Questions? Contact our Office of International Affairs: +1 (314) 889-4509 |

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