Between $500K and $1 Million

The estimated increase in earnings for individuals with a completed master’s or doctoral degree, respectively, during a 40-year career, compared to a typical bachelor's degree graduate. (United States Census Bureau, 2012)

Roosevelt Graduate Scholarships

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are considered for scholarships at the time of admission. These scholarships are awarded based upon your previous academic record, or in some programs your interview or audition. Scholarships and grants generally do not require repayment.

Annual value

Annual value

of merit-based scholarships awarded to qualifying full-time graduate students. Scholarships are renewable and require program-specific satisfactory academic progress standards and full-time status be maintained.


Loans are borrowed from either the government or a private entity to finance expenses directly related to the cost of your education. This money must be repaid and is subject to the terms and conditions outlined by the lender. Students are encouraged to carefully consider all financial aid options before borrowing.

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Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans

These loans are not based upon financial need and allow master's students to borrow up to $20,500 per year of study, minus the amount of any other financial aid. Interest accrues from the date of disbursement; however, this interest may be paid while enrolled in courses.

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Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans

These loans allow credit-worthy graduate students to borrow up to their full-cost of attendance, minus the amount of any other financial aid. This loan is available to students who have exhausted the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Interest accrues from the date of disbursement.

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Private Loans

Private Educational Loans are available from private lenders when federal and institutional funding does not fully cover the cost of attendance. Students are highly encouraged to consider all other funding options before using private loans.

Graduate Assistantships & Student Employment

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships are awarded to both new and continuing students through a competitive-based review process. These research and career-related opportunities provide partial or full tuition grants, as well as an annual stipend. A supplemental application may be required in addition to admission materials.

$1.1 million was awarded through Roosevelt's Assistantship program for the 2017 - 2018 academic year to 99 students.

Student Employment

Students who apply for and are granted a job through the Office of Career Development earn money while gaining professional experience. More than 500 Roosevelt students participate in these opportunities each year.

Private Scholarships

Many community organizations and businesses award scholarships to local students each year. These scholarships are a good way to supplement assistance awarded by Roosevelt. Contact your school's counseling or advising office and search online at and

2019-20 Tuition

Tuition rates are dependent upon the academic program in which a student enrolls, as well as full- or part-time status.

College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education $29,832
College of Business $30,411
Chicago College of Performing Arts $37,836
See detailed tuition & fees information