Affordability

St. Bonaventure University is a decision you can afford to make.


Selecting the right university is important. Over a lifetime, the benefits of a quality college education will far exceed its costs. But we realize that cost is an important factor, so we offer aid based on need and academic performance, and we encourage ALL students to apply for financial aid. Our Net Price Calculator gives you an estimate of your merit award, financial aid and net price.

Here's what you need to do

Our goal at St. Bonaventure is to make a private Catholic university education available to as many students as possible. To be considered for need- or academic-based financial assistance, a student must first apply for admission. We encourage each student to apply for need-based aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be filed after October 1. For maximum award consideration, make sure your FAFSA is filed no later than February 1. There is no university-specific form or supplement to complete.  

St. Bonaventure University

Fast Facts


Students who earn a bachelor's degree are likely to DO SO SOONER at private colleges than at state institutions.
The AVERAGE AID PACKAGE for this year's freshman class, including scholarships, grants, work-study & student loans was $31,600.
The AVERAGE NET PRICE TO ATTEND SBU for this year's freshman class is $16,274.
SBU offers merit awards UP TO $25,000 for freshmen (based high school GPA, rigor of courses, and SAT/ACT scores when available) and up to $16,000 for transfer students (based on college GPA).