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Maybe, by the time you’ve arrived, you’re already able to see your path clearly. Maybe you'll need our help finding or refining it along the way. Either way, we at Barry University know that your path needs to be affordable, too.

That is why we have a fantastic merit-based scholarship program, with awards up to $17,000 based upon your cumulative GPA and standardized test scores, available if you are a full-time degree seeking undergraduate student.

At Barry, merit-based scholarships are determined by GPAs and test scores. These scholarships are available for freshmen (including test optional), transfers, international, DACA, and Dreamer applicants.

You don't even need a separate application to find out if you are eligible for our merit-based scholarships! When you submit your admissions application, we will automatically determine your eligibility for and award your Barry merit-based scholarship upon acceptance.

We also participate in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. In order to determine your eligibility for these programs, you need submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Since funds may be limited, we encourage you to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure maximum financial aid eligibility.

Over 90% of our student body receives some form of financial assistance. Our office manages approximately $150 million in student financial aid for eligible students, from a variety of sources. You can afford the benefits of a private college education. We will work with you to determine exactly what you are eligible for.

Financial Aid Videos Frequently Asked Questions

Barry's Federal School Code is 001466

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FAFSA Apply for Financial Aid

There are several steps you must take when applying for financial aid. Apply as early as possible and follow the steps outlined below.

Feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.

Financial Aid Federal and State

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. In order to determine your eligibility for these programs, you need submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Since funds may be limited, we encourage you to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure maximum financial aid eligibility.

Over 90% of our student body receives some form of financial assistance. Our office manages approximately $150 million in student financial aid for eligible students, from a variety of sources. You can afford the benefits of a private college education. We will work with you to determine exactly what you are eligible for.

Financial Aid Tuition Discounts

Financial Aid Transfer and International Students

Students who transfer to Barry University are automatically considered for an award based on academic merit – no special forms are required. Upon acceptance, the Admissions office will let you know how much you’re qualified to receive.

International Students may be eligible for a merit-based scholarship. These renewable scholarships are available to first-year and transfer students on a competitive basis. Scholarships are not available once students have matriculated at the University.

Resources for Undocumented Students DACA/Dreamer

Barry University is committed to supporting undocumented and DACA/DREAMer students. As an institution of higher learner with a deep commitment to fostering a diverse and equitable community, we strive to serve all of our students and their families, including those who are undocumented and those who have been directly impacted by the phase-out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

At Barry, DREAMers are currently considered for the following scholarship and grant programs:  Merit-based scholarships, Barry University Stamps Scholars Program, The Founders’ Scholarship
Catholic High School Grant, Honors Program Scholarship, Pep Band Grant, Cheerleading Scholarship, and Barry University Athletic Award

Resources for Undocumented Students

Barry University is committed to supporting undocumented and DACA/DREAMer students.

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Veterans/Military Honorably Discharged Assistance Program

Florida residents who are active duty or honorably discharged members of the Armed Forces who served on or after Sept. 11, 2001, are degree-seeking and have unmet need (as determined by the results of the FAFSA) may be eligible to receive funding from the Honorably Discharged Graduate Assistance Program (HDGAP).

Funds are intended to assist with living expenses during holiday and semester breaks. This program was created by the 2014 Florida Legislature and must be funded every year.

Funding is not guaranteed and is determined by the Florida Legislature and the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance. The per student amount is based on many factors, including the number of eligible students, the amount the state provides the university and other factors. The amount in the past has varied between $100 and $1000 per student.

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Guidelines Tuition Exchange

Barry University is a member of the Tuition Exchange, Inc. (TE), a national scholarship exchange program for dependent children of full-time faculty and staff, with members from approximately 600 U.S. colleges and universities.

Colleges and universities participating in this program have agreed to waive some or all tuition for participants from other member institutions.

The receiving (Importing) institution sets the number and criteria for award decisions. Satisfying admissions criteria does not make awards automatic.

Each institution affiliated with TE sets its own standards for admission, determines the number of TE scholarships to be offered and oversees the process by which eligible dependents are selected for participation.

Learn More Tuition Exchange, Inc.

Barry University is a member of the Tuition Exchange, Inc. (TE), a national scholarship exchange program for dependent children of full-time faculty and staff, with members from approximately 600 U.S. colleges and universities.

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Scholarships and Grants

  • Merit-based Scholarships Scholarships

    When you apply to Barry University, you are automatically considered for one of these 5 scholarships based on academic merit – no special forms are required.

  • Talent Scholarships Scholarships

    Talent Scholarships include: Pep Band Grant, Cheerleading Scholarship, and the Barry University Athletic Award.

  • Leadership and Service Scholarships Scholarships

    Leadership and Service Scholarships include: Barry Stamps Scholars Program, Dominican Leadership Award, RaiseMe Micro-Scholarships, and more.

  • Other Barry Funded Scholarships and Grants Scholarships and Grants

    Other Barry Funded Scholarships and Grants include: Women of Tomorrow Scholarship, Catholic High School Grant, Alumni Legacy Grant, and more.

  • Barry University Access Grants Grants

    Available grants include the Barry Access Grant and the Barry Housing Grant.

  • Barry Scholarship System Scholarship System

    Students can browse and apply for other available institutional and endowed scholarships, as well as outside scholarships for which they may be eligible.

  • Tuition Discounts Discounts

    Tuition discounts include the Alumni Legacy Award and a 10% Tuition Discount offered to family members.

  • Net Price Calculator Calculator

    This calculator shows your reduced net price and potential savings. Keep in mind it is an estimate, as awards, financial assistance, and tuition vary every year.

  • Federal Grant Programs Grants

    Learn more about the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG).

  • State Scholarships, Grants, and Special Programs Scholarships and Grants

    Some of the programs include: The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Effective Access to Student Education Grant (EASE), Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG), and more.

Free Scholarship Money! Barry University Scholarship System

Barry University offers scholarships that you can apply for every year. Barry University Scholarship System is an easy-to-use and mobile-friendly process that makes finding and applying for scholarships online easier. 

The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.

With the Barry University Scholarship System, you can:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match
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Financial Aid Tuition and Fees

Your Barry education is a valuable investment in your future. When considering a private education, costs may be a factor, but they need not be the determining factor. Your Barry education can be quite affordable. 

We invite you to review our tuition and fee schedule. You should also check with staff in Barry's Offices of Financial Aid and the Cashier/Business Office. They are here to help you and your family by providing guidance in financial planning and financial assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Your Barry education can be quite affordable. 

August 2021 through May 2022 Academic year 2021-2022

On campus
Off campus w/o family
Off campus with family
Tuition/Fees $31,200 $31,200 $31,200
Technology Fee $150 $150 $150
Health Insurance Fee $190 $190 $190
Room/Board $11,626 $12,500 $1,512
Books $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Living/Misc $3,378 $3,574 $1,000
Loan fee $116 $116 $116
Total COA $49,160 $52,024 $37,424
Transportation $1,000 $2,794 $1,756
Direct Costs $43,166 $31,540 $31,540
On campus
Off campus w/o family
Off campus with family
Tuition/Fees
On campus $31,200 Off campus w/o family $31,200 Off campus with family $31,200
Technology Fee
On campus $150 Off campus w/o family $150 Off campus with family $150
Health Insurance Fee
On campus $190 Off campus w/o family $190 Off campus with family $190
Room/Board
On campus $11,626 Off campus w/o family $12,500 Off campus with family $1,512
Books
On campus $1,500 Off campus w/o family $1,500 Off campus with family $1,500
Living/Misc
On campus $3,378 Off campus w/o family $3,574 Off campus with family $1,000
Loan fee
On campus $116 Off campus w/o family $116 Off campus with family $116
Total COA
On campus $49,160 Off campus w/o family $52,024 Off campus with family $37,424
Transportation $1,000 Transportation $2,794 Transportation $1,756
Direct Costs $43,166 Direct Costs $31,540 Direct Costs $31,540

(Direct Costs are what appears on your student account, billed by Barry University)

Please note that the cost of attendance is an estimated average. Your actual costs may be lower or higher depending upon your housing selection, lab fees, health insurance, and other miscellaneous fees.

How To Pay For College Net Price Calculator

Welcome! We’re glad you’re exploring how to plan and pay for your college education at Barry University. The Net Price Calculator helps you get a personalized estimate of your “net price” as an undergraduate student.

Net price is the difference between the full cost of attendance to Barry (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and meals, and other related expenses) minus any estimated grants and scholarships for which you may be eligible.

Resources Important Links

Check out these sites for general information about financial aid, a description of the process, the programs available, and links to dozens of other financial aid related sites.

Looking for scholarships? There are plenty of free scholarship search programs on the Internet, just a click away! Explore the possibilities.

Financial Aid Guide to Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Your Financial Aid award letter lists the names of the financial aid awards for which you are eligible, along with the amounts. Your award letter generally consists of awards from different sources: institutional, federal, state, or outside. 

This guide describes some of the most common awards you may receive, and isn't meant to be a complete listing.

If you have questions about any of your awards, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Guide to Your Award Letter

Please note that the cost of attendance is an estimated average. Your actual costs may be lower or higher depending upon your housing selection, lab fees, health insurance, and other miscellaneous fees.

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FAFSA Verification

Verification is a quality control measure used to check the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA. Each year, the Department of Education randomly selects approximately 30% of all FAFSA applicants for verification. If you are selected, you will receive notification from our office.

Schools are required to collect certain documents to confirm the information reported on the FAFSA. Documentation may vary from student to student. 

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Resources Satisfactory Academic Progress

To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward a degree. Barry University, in compliance with federal regulations, has established certain standards that must be met to receive federal financial aid.

Satisfactory academic progress is determined by both qualitative and quantitative measurements.

Understanding Satisfactory Academic Progress
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Resources Financial Aid Overawards

Federal regulations require colleges to consider all educational financial assistance to be calculated in determining student eligibility. Financial assistance includes grants, loans, scholarships, waivers, fellowships/assistantships, work study, specific Veteran educational benefits, and similar programs used to cover postsecondary educational expenses. When a student receives more aid than his/her financial need or our cost of attendance, the result may be an overaward.

Overawards must be resolved and may result in funds being returned to an aid program and a student owing the university money.

When the total of all aid received by the student exceeds the student’s cost of attendance budget, awards in the package will be adjusted (cancelled or reduced) in order to eliminate the overaward. Loans will be reduced before any reduction is made to any other awards.

Understanding Financial Aid Overawards
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Resources Professional Judgment and Appeals

Occasionally, unique circumstances influence income for students and/or families. These circumstances have an impact on the ability to pay for college. Students and/or families may need to indicate special circumstances that may not be evident on the FAFSA, or circumstances may have changed.

When these situations arise, we may re-evaluate a student’s aid eligibility based on current circumstances using the Professional Judgment (PJ) process. Students should describe the circumstance in detail and must submit supporting documentation along with their request. A processed FAFSA and completed verification, if selected, must be on file before a PJ can be considered.

The following are reasons for which a student may request Professional Judgment:

  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) changes
  • Cost of Attendance (COA) increases
  • Dependency override requests
Understanding Professional Judgment and Appeals
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Financial Aid Forms To submit forms for 2020-2021, please sign into the Financial Aid Portal:

Form
2020-2021
2021-2022
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Request
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Request
Study Abroad Request Form
Summer Aid Request
Tuition Discount Application

Financial Aid Policies and Procedures

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