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Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

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 51ֿ 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Barry's Federal School Code is 001466

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 51ֿ. 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.

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.

FAFSA Simplification

The Department of Education, Federal Student Aid (FSA) Division, is working on several changes to make federal aid more accessible for students and families.

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Financial Aid Federal and State

51ֿ 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 51ֿ 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

51ֿ 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, 51ֿ Stamps Scholars Program, The Founders’ Scholarship
Catholic High School Grant, Honors Program Scholarship, Pep Band Grant, Cheerleading Scholarship, and 51ֿ Athletic Award

Resources for Undocumented Students

51ֿ is committed to supporting undocumented and DACA/DREAMer students.

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

51ֿ 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.

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51ֿ 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.

Overview 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.

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Scholarships and Grants

  • Merit-based Scholarships Scholarships

    When you apply to 51ֿ, 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 51ֿ 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.

  • 51ֿ 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).

Free Scholarship Money! 51ֿ Scholarship System

51ֿ offers scholarships that you can apply for every year. 51ֿ 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 51ֿ 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 51ֿ
  • 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 Student Accounts. 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 2023 through May 2024 Cost of Attendance (Academic year 2023-2024)

On campus
Off campus w/o family
Off campus with family
Tuition $32,800 $32,800 $32,800
Books $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Housing/Food $13,500 $17,442 $3,078
Transportation $1,400 $3,280 $1,944
Student Services Fee $650 $650 $650
Federal Loan Fees $116 $116 $116
Living $3,742 $4,108 $1,150
Direct Costs $46,950 $33,450 $33,450
Total COA $53,708 $59,896 $41,238
On campus
Off campus w/o family
Off campus with family
Tuition
On campus $32,800 Off campus w/o family $32,800 Off campus with family $32,800
Books
On campus $1,500 Off campus w/o family $1,500 Off campus with family $1,500
Housing/Food
On campus $13,500 Off campus w/o family $17,442 Off campus with family $3,078
Transportation
On campus $1,400 Off campus w/o family $3,280 Off campus with family $1,944
Student Services Fee
On campus $650 Off campus w/o family $650 Off campus with family $650
Federal Loan Fees
On campus $116 Off campus w/o family $116 Off campus with family $116
Living
On campus $3,742 Off campus w/o family $4,108 Off campus with family $1,150
Direct Costs
On campus $46,950 Off campus w/o family $33,450 Off campus with family $33,450
Total COA $53,708 Total COA $59,896 Total COA $41,238

NOTE:
Direct Cost for On-Campus includes Tuition, Room/Board, Student Services Fee

For Off- Campus it is Tuition and Student Services Fee

August 2024 through May 2025 Cost of Attendance (Academic year 2024-2025)

On campus
Off campus w/o family
Off campus with family
Tuition $33,600 $33,600 $33,600
Books $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Housing/Food $14,050 $17,442 $3,078
Personal Expenses $3,742 $4,108 $1,150
Transportation $1,400 $3,280 $1,944
Student Services Fee $750 $750 $750
Federal Loan Fees $116 $116 $116
Direct Costs $48,400 $34,350 $34,350
Total COA $55,158 $60,796 $42,138
On campus
Off campus w/o family
Off campus with family
Tuition
On campus $33,600 Off campus w/o family $33,600 Off campus with family $33,600
Books
On campus $1,500 Off campus w/o family $1,500 Off campus with family $1,500
Housing/Food
On campus $14,050 Off campus w/o family $17,442 Off campus with family $3,078
Personal Expenses
On campus $3,742 Off campus w/o family $4,108 Off campus with family $1,150
Transportation
On campus $1,400 Off campus w/o family $3,280 Off campus with family $1,944
Student Services Fee
On campus $750 Off campus w/o family $750 Off campus with family $750
Federal Loan Fees
On campus $116 Off campus w/o family $116 Off campus with family $116
Direct Costs
On campus $48,400 Off campus w/o family $34,350 Off campus with family $34,350
Total COA $55,158 Total COA $60,796 Total COA $42,138

Academic year 2024-2025 Cost of Attendance (Adult Learner)

Component
Fall/Spring
Tuition $12,000
Books $1,500
Housing/Food $17,442
Personal Expenses $8,544
Transportation $5,037
Student Services Fee $750
Loan Fees $116
Total COA $45,389
Component
Fall/Spring
Tuition
Fall/Spring $12,000
Books
Fall/Spring $1,500
Housing/Food
Fall/Spring $17,442
Personal Expenses
Fall/Spring $8,544
Transportation
Fall/Spring $5,037
Student Services Fee
Fall/Spring $750
Loan Fees
Fall/Spring $116
Total COA
Fall/Spring $45,389

Academic year 2024-2025 Cost of Attendance (Adult Learner - Dependent)

Component
Fall/Spring
Tuition $12,000
Books $1,500
Housing/Food $3,078
Personal Expenses $3,854
Transportation $1,500
Student Services Fee $750
Loan Fees $116
Total COA $22,798
Component
Fall/Spring
Tuition
Fall/Spring $12,000
Books
Fall/Spring $1,500
Housing/Food
Fall/Spring $3,078
Personal Expenses
Fall/Spring $3,854
Transportation
Fall/Spring $1,500
Student Services Fee
Fall/Spring $750
Loan Fees
Fall/Spring $116
Total COA
Fall/Spring $22,798

Academic year 2024-2025 Cost of Attendance (UG AP/Fully Online)

Component
Fall/Spring
Tuition $6,720
Books $1,500
Housing/Food $17,442
Personal Expenses $8,544
Transportation $3,537
Student Services Fee $750
Loan Fees $116
Total COA $38,609
Component
Fall/Spring
Tuition
Fall/Spring $6,720
Books
Fall/Spring $1,500
Housing/Food
Fall/Spring $17,442
Personal Expenses
Fall/Spring $8,544
Transportation
Fall/Spring $3,537
Student Services Fee
Fall/Spring $750
Loan Fees
Fall/Spring $116
Total COA
Fall/Spring $38,609

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.


    • (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    • Self-Service Student Portal
      Step-by-step guide

    • Lists all of the State of Florida Scholarships and Grants

    • The Best Source of Financial Aid & Scholarship Information

    • Estimate Your EFC (Need)

    • U.S. Department of Education FREE Application for Federal Student Aid Web

    • (Financial Aid Scholarship Search Program)

Resources Financial Aid Forms

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Resources Guide to your Financial Aid Offer 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 financial aid offer letter

Financial Aid Policies and Procedures

  • 51ֿ financial aid professionals are expected to maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out their responsibilities. In doing so, a financial aid professional will:

    • Refrain from taking any action for personal benefit.
    • Refrain from taking any action that is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interest of students, as well as parents.
    • Provide information that is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
    • Be objective in making decisions and advising the University regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
  • As a student you have the right to:

    • Know what financial assistance is available to you, including all federal, state, and institutional aid.
    • Know the deadlines for submitting applications for applicable financial aid programs and the process required.
    • Know how your financial need is determined, including how cost of attendance is developed.
    • Know what resources are considered in the calculation of your financial need, and how much of your need has been met.
    • Request an explanation of the types of aid contained in your financial aid award as well as how to retain eligibility for those funds, including the determination of Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Request a review of your current financial situation, if you meet certain criteria, based on changes since filing the FAFSA.
    • Know what portion of your aid package is grant or gift aid, and what portion must be repaid. In addition, you have the right to know interest rates, total amount to be repaid, procedures for repayment, when repayment begins, and how long you have to repay the loan.
    • Know the method and frequency of financial aid disbursements.

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