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

Graduate assistantships provide students with a great opportunity to help finance their education as they pursue their graduate degree. An opportunity like this will strengthen the quality of their educational experience by establishing direct relationships with their academic program of study.

For additional information on graduate assistantships and where to begin, visit our 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, Business Administration Online, Business Analytics Online, Dual Business Administration/ Health Administration Online, Finance Online, Health Administration Online, Health Informatics Online, Human Resource Management 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.

Graduate Programs with Discounted Tuition

In an effort to provide graduate students with competitive tuition opportunities, the following on-campus graduate programs offer a discounted tuition:

  • Clinical Mental Health, Rehabilitation and School Counseling: $757 per credit
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: $772 per credit
  • Theology: 50% tuition discount from the regular cost of $965 per credit

The tuition for online graduate programs can vary by program. For additional information on tuition and fees, please visit the Bursar's Office website.

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.