Tuition & Financial Aid 101

We get this question all the time: 
Can I afford a George Fox education?

Spoiler alert: You can! But it’s a fair question to ask. College is a big investment that pays off big in the form of lasting memories, lifelong friends and a rewarding career. But determining what you’ll pay for a four-year degree is often difficult. So let’s try something different: a straightforward explanation of what you’ll pay and what you’ll get.

You can afford a George Fox education

Our campus is made up of students from a wide variety of economic backgrounds. There are many students from families just like yours at George Fox right now!

Family income of all George Fox students who filed FAFSA (2017-18)

  • Under $50,000 27
  • $50,001-$99,999 29
  • $100,000-$149,999 24
  • Over $150,000 20

What you’ll get for your investment

In one word: Value. We’re dedicated to making sure your investment is worth every penny. We do this by offering:

  • Intentional career preparation starting your freshman year
  • Rigorous academics that prepare you for real-world challenges
  • Professors who know you by name
  • A respected degree in the marketplace
  • Opportunities to grow in your faith and serve in your community
  • A chance to study abroad and expand your worldview

Add it all up, and it’s clear George Fox is a great value. But don’t just take our word for it:

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"Best Colleges for Your Money"

No. 1 university in Oregon (2017-18)

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"America's Best Colleges"

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Best Christian college in Oregon (2018-19)

What you'll pay

Everyone qualifies for different scholarships and grants, based on GPA and SAT/ACT scores, financial need and more. But we can show you what the average George Fox student pays in two easy steps.

1 Start with the "sticker price"

Take a deep breath – no one pays this sticker price: 
100 percent of George Fox traditional undergraduate students receive financial aid.

George Fox University sticker price

Annual total: $48,930

Tuition & fees: $37,280

Room & board: $11,650

Average sticker price for other Northwest Conference schools

Annual total: $57,699

Tuition & fees: $45,662

Room & board: $12,037

Average sticker price for similar West Coast schools *

Annual total: $51,812

Tuition & fees: $40,392

Room & board: $11,420

* Students who apply to George Fox are most likely to also apply to these schools: Azusa Pacific, Biola, Concordia, Corban, Gonzaga, Lewis & Clark, Linfield, Northwest Nazarene, Pacific Lutheran, Pacific University, Point Loma, Seattle Pacific, University of Portland, University of Puget Sound, Warner Pacific, Westmont, Whitworth and Willamette.
2 Subtract your financial aid package

Merit Scholarships: Up to $16,000 per year

Automatically awarded to qualified admitted students based on academic performance, including SAT or ACT scores and GPA. Request information about what you may qualify for.

Need-based grants: Up to $15,925 per year

Includes grants from both George Fox and state/federal government based on FAFSA

Scholarship Competition: Up to $4,000 per year

Compete for scholarships based on your academic discipline – also see additional scholarships

On-campus student employment: Up to $3,500 per year

Federal student loans: Up to $7,500 per year

Interest-free and no payments while you’re in school

Average Financial Aid Package: $26,812

Sticker Price - Financial Aid Package = Annual Cost

Scholarships are still available for fall 2019! Apply to get a complete financial aid offer.

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Request more information about scholarships and financial aid at George Fox University.

The George Fox difference

While our average tuition cost is less than most comparable universities, you’ll also pay less in the long run because:


of George Fox graduates finish in four years. That means you’ll skip paying for a fifth year and start earning faster!


Average price of fifth year of private university tuition, fees, room & board, not including financial aid (2017-18)

Source: The College Board


Average first-year salary for college graduates (2017)

Source: Money Magazine


Total potential savings from graduating in four years

George Fox students graduate with less debt and have a lower default rate*

Average debt after graduation

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National average


Source: The Wall Street Journal

Default rate*

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National average


Source: U.S. Department of Education

*The student loan default rate is the percentage of students who borrowed to pay for school and did not pay back the loan as agreed.

A George Fox degree is more valuable in the marketplace

Employers highly value the challenging academics and depth of experiences we offer students.


of George Fox graduates have a job or are in graduate school within 12 months

Percentage of students who complete an internship before graduation



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National average

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers

Percentage of students who travel abroad



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National average

Source: The Atlantic

Now that you know how tuition and financial aid works, the only question left to ask is, where do you want to spend the next four years? If the answer is George Fox, we can help you make it happen!