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The Jesuit commitment to education began in the 16th Century, when St. Ignatius of Loyola stipulated that his schools should be “for everybody, poor and rich, “ and Fordham has a proud tradition of opening its doors to promising students of modest means.
Learn how to help students today.
- We are only able to meet about 80% of the total demonstrated need of the nearly 6500 undergraduates students eligible for need-based scholarships, and some are receiving as little as 30%.
- Only about 30% of freshmen had their need fully met.
- The average undergraduate student debt is over $38,000 upon graduation.
- Large amounts of debt discourage graduates from pursuing careers in education, social services and the public sector – the professions that need men and women for others the most.
- Scholarship endowment covers less than 7% of Fordham’s scholarship budget. The remaining 83% is siphoned from Fordham’s operating expenses and reflected in rising tuition costs.
Making Dreams Come True
The son of Italian immigrants, Thomas Lamberti, FCRH ’52, grew up with strong regard for the power of education. The Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson partner experienced firsthand the difference a world-class education can make. His story embodies the American dream.