Sample Awards

Sample Awards

Calculating the total cost of college means more than looking at the tuition sticker. Let us guide you through these important details.

Our Financial Aid office has offered a few samples of potential students. Here are some important things to remember when reading this chart:

The key difference between a “Freshman” and an “Independent student” is that the latter is eligible for higher amounts of loans, to help cover living expenses. “Independent” students are no longer claimed by anyone for tax purposes..

This chart assumes that an applying student will work to gain the most beneficial combination of scholarships possible. For example, if you have missed the Early Action Award deadline, these numbers may not be accurate for your situation.

Please remember that these are only samples and that your individual financial situation may not meet these numbers precisely. To get a better understanding of what your individual financial aid packet might look at, please feel free to contact our Financial Aid department at 1-877-397-7502 or sfs@santafeuniversity.edu.

You can also use our Net Price Calculator for a precise view of your costs.

Graphic Design, Digital Arts, Creative Writing, Arts Management
Dependent 0 EFC*

Dependent 4,500 EFC*

Dependent 10,000 EFC*

Independent 0 EFC*

Independent 4,500 EFC*

Tuition $18,424

$18,424

$18,424

$18,424

$18,424

Fees $2,000

$2,000

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Double room $5,432

$5,432 $5,432 $5,432 $5,432
Meal Plan A $4,434

$4,434 $4,434 $4,434 $4,434
Total all in cost $30,290

$30,290 $30,290 $30,290 $30,290
Federal PELL Grant $5,815

$1,365

$0 $5,815

$1,365

SFUAD Scholarships $5,800

$5,800

$5,800

$5,800

$5,800

Early Action Award $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Total grant/scholarship aid $13,615

$9,165

$7,800

$13,615

$9,165

Amount Due after grants/scholarships $16,675

$21,125

$22,490

$16,675

$21,125

Student loans $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $9,500 $9,500
Out of pocket after grants, scholarships, and loans $11,175

$15,625

$16,990

$7,175

$11,625

*EFC= Estimated Family Contribution

The Film School, Photography, Studio Arts, Performing Arts, Contemporary Music
Freshman 0 EFC* Freshman EFC 4,500* Freshman EFC 10,000* Independent EFC 0* Independent EFC 4500*
Tuition $29,846

$29,846

$29,846

$29,846

$29,846

Fees $2,000

$2,000

$2,000

$2,000

$2,000

Double room $5,432

$5,432

$5,432

$5,432

$5,432

Meal Plan A $4,434

$4,434

$4,434

$4,434

$4,434

Total all in cost $41,712

$41,712

$41,712

$41,712

$41,712

Federal PELL Grant $5,815

$1,365

$0 $5,815

$1,365

SFUAD Scholarships $5,800

$5,800

$5,800

$5,800

$5,800

Early Action Award $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Total grant/scholarship aid $13,615

$9,165

$7,800

$13,615

$9,165

Amount Due after grants/scholarships $28,097

$32,547

$33,912

$28,097

$32,547

Student loans $5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $9,500 $9,500
Out of pocket after grants, scholarships, and loans $22,597

$27,047

$28,412

$18,597

$23,047