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    Hofstra University
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin

Tuition, Financial Aid and Scholarships


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Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fee rates will be available on the University’s website prior to the start of each term. Hofstra University reserves the right to alter this schedule and other fees without notice.

All charges must be paid in full on the date established by the University for each semester. The only exception to this policy is for students enrolled in a payment plan. Any unpaid balances will be subject to late payment fees in accordance with the University’s policy. In addition, Accounts Receivable holds will be assessed on all students accounts with unpaid balances. The University reserves the right to withhold diplomas, certificates, transcripts and other University services until all financial obligations have been satisfied. Highlighted below are the payment options available to Hofstra students.

Checks, Cash or Money Orders

Tuition, room, dining and related fees may be paid by personal check electronically on the Hofstra portal at My.Hofstra.edu, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, submitted in person at the Student Financial Services Suite, 206 Memorial Hall (second floor), or mailed to our office at: Office of Student Accounts, 126 Hofstra University, 205 Memorial Hall, Hempstead, NY, 11549.

Checks must be made payable to Hofstra University, in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. When paying by check, you authorize check payments to be processed as Automated Clearing House (“ACH”) transactions, which immediately debit the account. The process will read the information from a paper check and convert it to an electronic payment or debit transaction. The result is that funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as we receive your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.

Cash or money orders are accepted at the Student Financial Services Suite, Room 206 Memorial Hall.

Returned Checks: A personal check returned by the bank for any reason will be charged back to the student’s account and in addition a $25 returned check fee will be assessed. Further, a hold will be placed on the student’s account prohibiting access to many of Hofstra University’s services until the balance is resolved.

When a personal check has been returned, the student must remit payment in the form of cash, certified bank check or money order to satisfy the outstanding balance or the student’s account will remain subject to account restrictions, including but not limited to, cancellation of current term or future term registration for non-payment, restriction from payment via personal check, etc.

Hofstra reserves the right to rescind the option to pay by personal check.

Wires

  • Domestic:
    Tuition, room, dining and related fees may be paid by authorizing your financial institution to transfer funds electronically through the Federal Reserve (U.S. Banks) or the SWIFT system (Foreign Banks). For instructions for payment via wire transfer please contact the Student Financial Services Suite at 516-463-8000, via email, or at 206 Memorial Hall.
  • International:
    Hofstra University has partnered with Flywire (formerly peerTransfer) to offer an innovative and streamlined way to transfer international tuition payments. Flywire’s mission is to save international students and their families money that would otherwise be lost on bank fees and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. With Flywire, you are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. In addition, the posting of the payment into your Hofstra University account will be faster, and you will be notified via email when it is received. Please visit www.Flywire.com and choose Hofstra University to start your enrollment.

Payment Plan Options

Hofstra University has several different payment plan options to students and those helping them pay for their education at Hofstra. Students are able to divide their total outstanding balance, after financial aid, into easy-to-manage monthly installments. Students may choose from an annual plan or a semester-based plan. For detailed information on the plans available, Hofstra.edu/monthlypaymentplans. Please log in to your portal account and go to the Student Payment Center under Student Services. Then click on the tab titled “Payment Plans” to view the plans available to enroll in.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement Plan
Students whose employer offers a tuition reimbursement program may complete the Tuition Reimbursement Deferment Request Form. The form must be completed in full and returned to the Office of the Bursar/Student Accounts with the required down payment on or before the due date of the semester billing statement. Please visit hofstra.edu/sfs/sfs_forms.

Tuition Refund Insurance

A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. Tuition Refund Plan (“TRP”) is an optional tuition insurance plan. If you need to withdraw from classes or leave school due to an illness or accident, you may be eligible for a refund of covered charges throughout the semester, even if Hofstra University’s refund policy has expired. Costs covered by the TRP include tuition charges only. The TRP supplements Hofstra University’s tuition refund policy, as published below.

Please note that enrollment in the plan must take place prior to the start of the semester for the school at which you are enrolled. The fee is non-refundable once the semester begins.

For additional information regarding the plan or to enroll, please visit Hofstra.edu/tuitioninsurance.

University Refund Policy for Graduate Students

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Title IV Refund Policy for Graduate Students

Students who withdraw from the University and have received, or were eligible to receive, funds from the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Loan Program (Unsubsidized, Subsidized and/or PLUS), are subject to federal regulations relating to the Return of Title IV aid, and to the University’s refund policy for all other payments. Note: The Federal regulations for return of Federal aid does not affect a student’s liability for tuition charges. This often results in students owing additional money to the University after a withdrawal.

Upon official withdrawal from the University, the University shall compute the amount of Title IV aid that has been earned by the student, and the amount that must be returned to the program(s). This federal formula considers the date of withdrawal, the form of aid, and the amount of aid credited to the student or previously refunded to the student.

Unearned financial aid dollars, which must be returned to the federal aid programs, may create a balance owed by the student to the University. Students remain responsible for all such financial obligations.

In addition to the amount of federal aid that the University must return, students receiving federal aid directly from Hofstra or otherwise toward other educational costs, including off-campus living expenses, may be required to repay a portion of those funds to the federal programs. Failure to return the aid to the federal aid programs may result in loss of eligibility for additional financial aid assistance.

Federal aid funds to be returned are distributed to the programs in the following order:

  • Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Federal PLUS Loans
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal SEOG
  • TEACH
  • Other Title IV Programs

Sample worksheets are available in the Financial Aid Office. 


Financial Aid

Visit the University’s Financial Aid Web page and also find detailed information on financial aid   here.

Hofstra makes financial aid available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and employment. Like other universities that subscribe to the policies of the Federal Student Aid Programs, we believe that eligibility for scholarship aid should depend on the student’s achievement and promise. Such aid may also depend on the relative financial need of the student and his or her family.

Prospective new full-time first-year students in good standing are eligible for awards ranging in value up to full tuition. Scholarships are also available for full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing. These renewable one-year awards are granted on the basis of academic quality, personal merit, need and, in some cases, proficiency in a specialized area. Students have the responsibility to plan ahead, anticipate all costs, budget all resources, and request aid for the entire academic period. Anticipated costs include not only tuition and fees but a reasonable cost estimate for books and supplies, transportation, room and board where applicable, and personal expenses. Budgeted resources should include assistance from parents, student savings, summer earnings, term-time earnings, federal and state aid, and scholarships from community civic organizations.

The Financial Aid Office coordinates all sources of financial aid for which a student is eligible. Awards may require adjustment at any time if additional awards are received.

Students who are pursuing second undergraduate degrees may be eligible for federal financial aid; however they are not eligible for institutional funds.

Hofstra University awards scholarships and other financial assistance on a racially nondiscriminatory basis.


Scholarships and Other Awards

Scholarships are generally awarded by Hofstra and other organizations for academic or other merit. When you apply for admission, your academic credentials are evaluated for scholarships. As you continue through your program with the University, scholarships may be possible based on academic excellence. Students can also contact their major department chairperson or Dean’s Office to inquire about scholarship opportunities. Please refer to the Scholarship Award letter for the renewal conditions for each award. If you receive a scholarship from an outside source such as a community group, business or other organization, please forward a copy of the award notice you received to Student Financial Services. The award must be accounted as part of your financial aid package. Obtaining scholarships from outside sources can require a bit of research, but there are tools to help you with that research. Certain scholarship and grant funds that you have received maybe deemed taxable.  For more information on Payments to Students and Their Taxability please click here.

Visit the Hofstra University Web page to learn about scholarships or see the detailed listing of Hofstra-specific scholarships and prizes below. 

Honors, Prizes, Awards or Scholarships

Description

Bernon Family Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a qualified graduate student in the School of Business. Recipient will be selected on the basis of demonstrated economic need, as well as scholastic achievement or potential.

George A. Bossert/Alumni Organization Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to deserving graduate student assistants of the Hofstra University Alumni House. The Office of Financial Aid will award this scholarship upon the recommendation of the Executive Director of Alumni Relations.

Ken and Andrea Brodlieb Endowed Distinguished Graduate Business Scholars Program

Awarded to deserving graduate students studying in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business who will be selected on the basis of academic achievement. Recommendation by the Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business to the Office of Financial Aid.

Kenneth Brodlieb MBA Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time MBA student who has completed one year of study toward the degree and has achieved academic excellence. Recommendation by the dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business to the Office of Financial Aid.

Dorothea S. Clarke Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a student(s) in the MSEd in Literacy Studies and Special Education program and to a student(s) enrolled in the Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS). Selected on the basis of scholastic achievement or potential and demonstrated financial need. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the Literacy Studies Program and the Director of the Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS).

Hope R. Conte Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a female student(s) pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in psychology.

Margaret and Richard Diana Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving student(s) enrolled in the MBA program in the Zarb School of Business and studying Real Estate, and selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and/or financial need. Preference will be given to family members of the Crown and Lance Fraternity.

Egel-Gray Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student majoring in special education who has completed one semester of study at the graduate level. The award is based on academic excellence and outstanding contribution to the community. Recommendation by the Special Education Program to the Office of Financial Aid.

Bernard Gold Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a qualified Hispanic or African-American student majoring in special education who will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need as well as academic achievement and potential. Recommendation by the Special Education Program to the Office of Financial Aid.

The Ruth F. Gold Endowment for the Center for Gerontology

Established in 1998 to support guest speakers and/or scholarships for students in the Gerontology Master’s Program.

Margot and John Hickling Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving graduate student majoring in Education and selected on the basis of academic achievement. Preference will be given to a student majoring in Special Education or Rehabilitation Counseling. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Education or School of Health Professions and Human Services.

Arnold Horowitz Endowed Memorial Award

Awarded to assist students enrolled in the doctoral programs in psychology. Recommended by the Faculty Committee of the Graduate Programs.

Ray Horton Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a doctoral student(s) in the Literacy Studies Program. Recipient(s) selected on the basis of academic achievement or potential and financial need. Recommendation by the Literacy Studies Coordinator to the Office of Financial Aid.

Douglas Hoyne Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving graduate special education major who demonstrates caring, compassion and sensitivity; demonstrates commitment and dedication to the profession, focuses on a student’s potential rather than his/her weaknesses and fosters a loving, structured and challenging environment. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the director of the Special Education Program and the Dean of the School of Education.

Institute of Real Estate Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in Business, who has an interest in Real Estate, and selected on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.

Tork Johansen Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to qualified undergraduate or graduate students residing in the Village of Hempstead and selected on the basis of scholastic achievement or potential as well as demonstrated economic need. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.

Judith A. Jedlicka Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving student studying within the MFA Program in Creative Writing, and selected on the basis of financial need followed then by demonstrated academic achievement or potential. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of a majority vote of three individuals – the Chair of the English Department, the Director of the MFA. Program in Creative Writing, and a member of the Creative Writing faculty selected by the Creative Writing faculty.

Dean James R. Johnson Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a graduate student(s) who demonstrates academic achievement and/or financial need, and is enrolled in a graduate education program. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.

Jacob & Benjamin Korn Memorial Research Fellowship

Awarded to two doctoral candidates in Psychology based on merits of the proposed research project and with preference given to students demonstrating financial need. One recipient will be enrolled in the Clinical Psychology program and one will be enrolled in the School-Community program. This fellowship will be awarded in the last year of studies when candidates are beginning to conduct their dissertation research projects. In the event a dissertation may not be required, an award may be given to a candidate working on some aspect of psychological research. This fellowship may be applied to any and all costs associated with completing the research project, and is not renewable. The Office of Financial Aid will grant two awards upon the recommendations of the Directors of the doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology and School-Community Psychology for academic years 2013-2104 to 2017-2018.

Dr. Ruth Maisel Koppel Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a student who is majoring in Psychology and demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to a student who may meet the following: enrolled in a graduate program of study; and/or is returning to school after a break of study; and or is a parent caring for a family. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the dean of the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Koster-Zarb Endowed Scholarship in Literacy Studies

Awarded to graduate students who have completed Phase 1 of the Literacy Studies master’s degree course of study (and defrays tuition for the Phase 2 courses of the degree program) based on the following criteria: exemplary course work, distinguished teaching, distinguished service to the community beyond the course of normal work-related involvement, and demonstration of financial need. Recommendation from the chairperson of the Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Department to the Office of Financial Aid.

Koster-Zarb Endowed Scholarship in Reading/Literacy Studies

Awarded to qualified graduate students, majoring in Literacy Studies, who maintain a “B” average, and are willing to contribute time and talent to students who need help with reading and cannot afford to hire a professional for this purpose. Recommendation from the chairperson of the Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Department to the Office of Financial Aid.

Robert G. Kuchner ‘76 & Phyllis Bernstein Kuchner ‘77 Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a BBA in Accounting or a graduate student pursuing a MBA in Accounting. Preference shall be given to students who intend to enter a career in public accounting. The ideal candidate must be a member of Beta Alpha Psi, demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and community service, be civic minded and willing to share his/her time with others. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon recommendation of the dean of the Zarb School of Business in consultation with both the accounting department and Robert and Phyllis Kuchner.

The Lazarus Endowment for the Center of Gerontology

Established in 1998 to support research in the field of gerontology.

Allison Kim Levy Continuing Acts of Endowed Memorial Award

Hofstra University, through a generous donation from the kindness of family and friends of Hofstra alumna Allison Kim Levy, offers two annual awards in recognition of outstanding community activity and good works performed by students, faculty, and staff of the University in behalf of their communities. Examples of service include the development of community programs (e.g., initiating food distribution programs for the elderly, tutoring programs for underachieving children, case management for the mentally ill), volunteer service in community programs (e.g., coordination of other food volunteers, helping community residents learn about divorce mediation services through public announcements), or direct service in the community to individuals with special needs (e.g., in home behavior modification with an autistic child, reading to the blind). All members of the Hofstra community are eligible for this award, including undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and members of the faculty. Each award includes a certificate of recognition and a $1,000 prize. Nominations for the award must include a written description of no more than 500 words of the nominated individual’s contributions to the community, and corroborative letters from two members of the community. The program is administered through the Department of Psychology and awards are made on a yearly basis. The call for nominations will be announced in early February for work conducted during the previous calendar year and awards will be announced at the annual awards ceremony of the National Honor Society in Psychology each May. A committee consisting of the Director of the PsyD Program in School-Community Psychology, a secretary from a doctoral program in Psychology, and the undergraduate student president of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, will designate winners and notify the Office of Development of their selections.

Myron and Merle Levy 5th Year Accounting Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a 5th year accounting student (a student who has completed at least 128 credit hours but not the required 150 credits) completing his/her undergraduate or graduate studies and selected on the basis of academic achievement or potential and/or financial need. Recommendation by the Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business to the Office of Financial Aid.
Literacy Studies Doctoral Program Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving student(s) in the Literacy Studies Doctoral Program, selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement or potential and/or financial need. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.

Long Island Business News Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving student(s) pursuing an MBA and/or EMBA and selected on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.

Sylvia Martin Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and the School of Law

Awarded equally to two students: a qualified graduate student in the Speech-Language-Hearing Science program selected on the basis of academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0) and demonstrated financial need. A qualified candidate will present documentation specifying a disability and show evidence of satisfactory interpersonal behavior and professionalism in clinical practica; and a qualified Law School student. Awarded upon the recommendation of the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department, and the other as recommended by the dean of the School of Law—both in consultation with the donor.

Alok Mehta Endowed Educational MBA Scholarship II

Awarded to an MBA student(s) in his/her first year of study who demonstrates academic achievement in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.

John W. Money Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving doctoral student in the Psychology Department whose proposed doctoral dissertation will contribute to the development of Sexology as a scientific discipline. The recipient will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement or potential and/or demonstrated economic need.

Bernard and Louise O’Rourke Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving graduate student(s) in the master’s program in reading on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need.

Donald G. Pace Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving student enrolled in a graduate program in Special Education and selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement. Preference will be given to a student who is the first in his/her family to be enrolled in a graduate program. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid with input from the Director of Special Education Programs.

PEIR - Personal Enrichment in Retirement Endowed Scholarship

Awarded annually to at least two outstanding students with a demonstrable interest in service to senior citizens. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendations of the dean of the School of Health Professions and Human Services and the associate dean of Continuing Education.

Phi Beta Kappa Endowed Graduate Scholarship

Awarded to graduating seniors inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and pursuing graduate work in the liberal arts and sciences either at Hofstra or elsewhere. This scholarship will be awarded by the Hofstra Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Dorothy and Sidney J. Rauch Endowed Scholarship

Granted to a qualified graduate student or students selected on the basis of demonstrated economic need as well as scholastic achievement. Recommendation by the Teaching, Literacy and Leadership Department to the Office of Financial Aid.

H. Alan Robinson Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Award of up to $1,000 to honor the highest quality of scholarly research and excellence of presentation in dissertations submitted by doctoral candidates at Hofstra University. An appointed faculty committee will make the selection.

Roman Family Endowed Scholarship for Business

Awarded to a deserving graduate student(s) studying in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business and selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement or potential and/or financial need.

Geetika Rudra Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving MBA student(s) in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business and selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and financial need. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.

School of Education, Health and Human Services Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to regularly admitted undergraduate and/or graduate Education majors. Undergraduate candidates should demonstrate financial need (as per federal guidelines) and graduate students must present a statement of purpose. Continuing students who apply must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. This scholarship is awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the dean of the School, in consultation with the SOE Student Affairs Committee (SAC). SOE SAC will call for nominations during the fall semesters for scholarships to be granted for the following spring semesters.

Sinclair Charitable Trust Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a financially disadvantaged student in the MBA degree program. Recommendation by the dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business to the Office of Financial Aid.

C.V. Starr Endowed MBA Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time MBA students based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.

C.V. Starr Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving graduate MBA student(s) in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, selected on the basis of academic achievement and/or demonstrated economic need. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.

Martin and Sarah Syden Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

Awarded to a deserving student enrolled in a graduate program in Special Education and selected on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need. In the event that no student meets these criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to a qualified student enrolled in the School of Education. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.

Rhoda Tartak Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to any student enrolled in a Psychology doctoral program, based upon academic excellence and financial need. Recommendation by the Scholarship Committee of the Psychology Department to the Office of Financial Aid.

Robert J. Vane Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to assist students in the doctoral program in Clinical or School Psychology. Recommendation by the directors of the programs.

Julia Vane Memorial Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship in Graduate Psychology

Awarded to a doctoral student in the PhD program in Clinical Psychology with outstanding academic achievement, regardless of financial need.

John Dewey Van Buren Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a qualified graduate student majoring in Counseling. Selected on the basis of demonstrated economic need as well as scholastic achievement or potential. Recommendation by the program director with other faculty based on faculty recommendations to the Office of Financial Aid.

Harold E. Yuker Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship in Graduate Psychology

Awarded to a doctoral student in the PhD program in Clinical Psychology with outstanding academic achievement, regardless of financial need.

Harold E. Yuker Endowed Research Award

Tuition remission of $500 will be granted to a PhD student in clinical or school psychology for meritorious publications in professional psychology or presentations at national or international conferences. Recommendation by the Director of the PhD program in conjunction with the Chairperson of the Psychology Department.

Frank G. Zarb Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the Zarb School of Business and selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and/or financial need. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.