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Cost & Aid

Master’s Degree in Software Development (MSD), 2020-21

This estimate is based on one year (fall + spring + summer) at our Fairfield campus for the academic year but actual enrollment may cross award years where rates are subject to change in future years.

Annual Cost of Attendance and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition and fees$36,530
Housing (single room) and meals$9,080
Total cost$45,610
Federal student loans-$45,610
Your payment$0

Personal Expenses and Books $7,800 in optional additional federal student loans are usually available for books and personal expenses.

Federal Student Loans Your FAFSA automatically qualifies you for the majority of federal student loans for this program. The remaining portion is composed of Federal Graduate PLUS loans which require “no adverse credit” or an endorser. Repayment begins after your enrollment ends.

Education Tax Incentives are available as money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing your cost of education. More about education tax benefits

Repayment Options

The repayment choices on federal student loans include the following:

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Questions? Our Financial Aid Office is happy to assist you. Contact us at for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

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