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Fitchburg State University Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, provides financial assistance on the basis of the family’s ability to contribute. Last year the university awarded over $34 million in financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study assistance. The average financial aid package for the students is $14,717. The total aid amount awarded through the university is $1,55,56,006.


University provides scholarships on the basis of student’s academic achievements, proven leadership, and participation in extracurricular activities- both in their schools and their communities. FSU’s merit-based scholarships are offered through the following programs:

  • Academic Partnerships Joseph McAloon Memorial Scholarships, awarded for outstanding students who seek to enroll or continue in Fitchburg's university for further studies.

  • Dean’s Graduate Scholarship awarded to graduate students who have achieved academic achievements.


  • Federal Pell Grant from the federal government is awarded to high need students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree.

  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant(SEOG), the priority of this award is given to the highest-need students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

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The federal grant is also an option for you if you meet the eligibility criteria, 47% of candidates cover up their expenses and the average of it is $4,729. The Pell grants average amount is $4,477 and serves 47% candidates.

In addition to these, the state grants also cover up the expenses of 62% pupils and the average of it is  $2,355. You might depend upon the institutional scholarships and grants as almost 56% of all students get hold of them and the average of them is $2,013.

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


A student having an annual family income of less than $30,000 might face an amount of $9,714 as the net aid price. You will find this amount to be lowered up to $8,604  in case of an income between the range of $30,001-$48,000.

The aid price decreases gradually as we talk about higher income brackets. For example, a family income ranging from $48,001-$75,000 might make your net price look $5,543 and for a range of $75,001-$110,000 your net aid price will amount to $2,098.

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