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Private Education at Public School Price

Seton Hall is pleased to announce that students enrolling directly from high school in September 2018 can enroll at Seton Hall, one of the nation's leading Catholic universities, with a $22,500 tuition reduction -- making a Seton Hall education as affordable as a public university.

To qualify for this rate, students must:

  • Have a minimum of a 28 ACT composite score or combined 1310 SAT with no less than 570 M and 610 ERW
  • Be in the top 10 percent of their high school class; and
  • Apply by December 15.

In addition, students who file the FAFSA may be eligible for additional need-based financial aid. This unique program is open to students from all states. No special application is required. Students who apply to Seton Hall and meet the academic criteria will automatically receive this tuition reduction.

Terms and Conditions

  • Open to first-time, full-time freshman entering directly from high school in September 2018 (Does not apply to transfer students).
  • Tuition reduction is $22,500 per year.
  • This rate will remain in effect for four years (8 semesters), provided that the student maintains a 3.0 GPA, earns required credits annually and maintains continuous full-time enrollment.
  • May only be applied to undergraduate flat tuition rate charges
  • Excludes graduate students, non-Seton Hall enrollment, ESL, non-matriculated enrollment and study abroad.
  • Applies only to fall and spring on-campus enrollment and does not include summer enrollment.

“This program rewards the efforts of high-achieving students, allowing them to attend one of the nation’s leading Catholic universities without the added burden or worry about financing their education. This program eliminates the worry for parents and allows them to know the bottom line cost up front. The program assures parents that their son or daughter will receive a quality private education from a prestigious university in a smaller, more nurturing environment where they can thrive and build a foundation for a successful future without an extensive loan burden.”

Dr. Alyssa McCloud
Vice President of Enrollment Management, Seton Hall University

Frequently Asked Questions

How do students apply?
No special application is required. Students who apply for admission are automatically considered. If they meet the eligibility requirements they will automatically receive this tuition rate.

How much is the Public Tuition Rate discount?
Students receiving the PTR rate for the 2018-19 academic year will receive a tuition reduction of $22,500 per year for four years.

Who qualifies?
Students graduating high school in 2018 and enrolling at Seton Hall in fall 2018 as first-time, full time freshmen. The program is open to students from all states as well as international students as long as they meet the following requirements:

  • Apply by Dec 15
  • Are in the top 10% of their high school class
  • Have a minimum of a 28 ACT composite score or combined 1310 SAT with no less than 570 M and 610 ERW

Can Transfer students receive this rate?
No, this tuition rate is not open to transfer students.

What if the student's high school does not provide a class rank?
This Public Tuition Rate will only be given to students who can demonstrate that they are in the top 10% of their high school class. If the high school does not provide rank on the transcript, the guidance counselor can indicate that the student is in the top 10% of the class on the counselor report or provide a letter indicating that the student is in the top 10% of the class.

Do students keep this rate for all four years?
This $22,500 discount will remain in effect for four years (8 semesters), provided that the student maintains a 3.0 GPA, earns required credits annually and maintains continuous full-time enrollment. The base tuition rate will increase modestly each year in accordance with regular tuition increases at Seton Hall which are normally between 3% & 5%, however the discount will remain constant at $22,500 annually.

Can students also qualify for need-based aid?
Yes, students who file the FAFSA may be eligible for need based grants in addition to this reduced tuition rate.

Can these students still apply for special scholarships like the Debate scholarship, Pep Band scholarship, etc.?
Yes, students can still apply for all of the special scholarships. Please note however, that students cannot receive a University scholarship and the Public Tuition Rate scholarship.

Why are you offering this program?
We know there is a lot concern about the rising cost of college and the extensive loan burdens and we want to be part of the solution and do our part and better serve our students and the community by making a nurturing education with small classes and a 14-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio more affordable and accessible.

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