Invest in Your Graduate Education

Be informed. Your graduate education is an important investment. Take time to explore all funding options available to you.

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)


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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Direct Unsubsidized 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.

Student Employment

Students who apply for and are granted a job through the Office of Career Development earn money while gaining professional experience.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Employer tuition reimbursement can be used to fund (or partially fund) a degree program. These benefits may also cover job-related professional development courses or even educational courses that may not be specifically job-related

>Tuition reimbursement policies can vary widely, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with the details of your employer’s policy beforeenrolling in a class or program. To find out if your company offers tuition reimbursement, you can check with your manager or supervisor, ask your HR representative for more information.

Tuition for 2023-24

$21,035 - $51,920

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

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