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Financing Your Education

There are a variety of options to assist graduate students with financing their education. A student is considered full-time if they are enrolled in at least 6 credits for the fall and spring terms. Students enrolled in at least 3 credits per term are considered half-time students.

Graduate Assistantships

Employment of graduate students as Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, and Graduate Assistants enables them to pursue their graduate education, strengthens the quality of their educational experience, and helps the University develop the quality of its graduate programs. GTAs, GRAs, and GAs also provide valuable and necessary services to the University. However, because GTAs, GRAs, and GAs are primarily students, their duties should have a direct relationship to their academic program of study. The application for a graduate assistantship position is due by March 1.

For additional information on graduate assistantships, visit their website.

Graduate Tuition Guarantee Program

In order to provide a basis for personal economic planning for graduate campus-based course work and to encourage the completion of graduate degree requirements at The University of Scranton, a graduate student beginning a course of study will be eligible for a guaranteed tuition rate based on the initial academic term (either fall semester, intersession, spring semester, or summer sessions) for a total of three calendar years.

Graduate students will be eligible for a guaranteed tuition rate based on the initial academic term for a total of three calendar years. This policy does not pertain to Accountancy Online, Health Administration Online, Health Informatics Online, Human Resources Online, MBA Online, Nurse Anesthesia, Scranton Education Online or Transitional DPT program participants.

In order to be eligible for this program, the student must maintain and successfully complete a total of at least nine graduate credit hours per year. As long as this requirement is satisfied, the guaranteed rate can continue for a period not to exceed 36 months from the date of initial enrollment.

If the student does not satisfy the above requirements, or the 36 month limit is exceeded, the student will be charged tuition at the current academic year's rate.

Financial Aid

The University recommends students develop a financing plan for all expected years of attendance. Students can do a combination of a payment plan and loans to meet the remaining expenses or part of the expenses and reduce debt. For information on the payment options available to you as a graduate student, visit the Financial Aid Office website.