Student Loans for Hofstra Students

About Hofstra University

Hofstra StudentsA private university on Long Island, Hofstra University was founded in 1935 as an extension of NYU, became Hofstra College in 1937, and a university in 1963. Now, Hofstra is home to 7,600 college students and has gained fame for hosting Presidential symposiums and the final, decisive Presidential debate in 2008 between President Obama and Senator McCain. While politicking has attracted attention to Hofstra, there are plenty of other things that make the school cool, like the replica it has of the Globe Theatre (which was basically Shakespeare’s theater in London), its arboretum and bird sanctuary, as well as its location on Long Island where it takes under an hour to get to NYC by car or train.

It wouldn’t make any sense to spend money you don’t have or that you’ll need down the line, so why spend frivolously at school if you’re receiving Hofstra financial aid? There’s really no good reason. With that sort of settled, we want to tell you to be smart about your spending if you’re on Hofstra financial aid. It’s not that you can’t spend any money at all – an occasional trip to the Carle Place Diner won’t kill your budget, and tickets to any on-campus event will be relatively cheap – just make sure you’re spending your money on reasonable things, and not just on booze and shopping trips. Cool? Cool.

Hofstra Student Loans

Hofstra aid packagesThere are four things that go into every financial aid package: loans, grants, scholarships, and federal work-study programs. If you’re thinking that those things will make their way into your Hofstra financial aid package, then you’re correct: the amount of each depends on your need, of course, but that’s more or less how things go. Despite the strength of Hofstra’s aid program, a good number of students wind up short of cash to pay for college, and these students turn to private student loans as a final form of college funding.

Pay for Hofstra University*

Total Avg. Cost $45,282
Tuition $29,080
Room & Board $8,470
Financial Aid Information
Students Receiving Fin Aid 90%
Typical Grant Amounts
State/Local $2,730
Federal $4,420
%Receiving Loans 64%
Avg. Other Stud. Loans $20,500
%Receiving Other Loans 17%

Get into Hofstra University

Admission Rate 53%
Total Enrollment 12,068
Men 45%
Women 55%
Graduation Rate 56%
Application Fee $50

Contact Hofstra University

100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
(516) 463-6600
Financial Aid Office URL
Admissions Office URL

*Data source is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) the data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics

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