Graduate aid options
Want to take your professional career to the next level? Carlow University will help you reach your goals. We are a learner-centered college which means our focus is on YOU.
Juggling the demands of work, family, and classes may be easier than you think! For decades, Carlow’s graduate programs have been specifically designed to meet the demands of adult students by offering intimate class sizes, flexible formats, and excellent faculty.
Now that you've decided to pursue your graduate degree, let the Financial Aid Office help you navigate the financial aid process.
5 ways graduate students can finance their education:
1. Pursue scholarships and grants
Check out our graduate scholarship page for a list of resources.
2. Receive tuition assistance from your employer
Check with your organization to learn if education benefits are available.
3. Military Veterans should determine their eligibility for VA Benefits and explore resources
Contact one of Carlow’s certifying officials, Pattie Whitfield (412.578.6168) or Nick DeWitt (412.578.8810)
4. Enroll in the Carlow Payment Plan through the Student Accounts Office
This program enables students to pay any out-of-pocket expenses (after any aid has been applied) by making monthly installment payments. Write to Student Accounts or call 412.578.6389 for details.
5. Borrow student loans from Federal or private sources
Graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time (at least three credits) and who have not met lifetime borrowing limits ($138,500 including federal loans received for undergraduate studies) are generally eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans. Students may also consider Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans or private (alternative) loans if necessary. See the graduate loan page for details.
Graduate Tuition rates
- All MFA program courses; FNP courses for FNP students matriculated in Fall 2014 or later: $1,028
- Executive MBA: $1,051/Credit (2019-2020 Inaugural Year 10% discount - $946/Credit)
- MEd in Secondary Education, MEd Art Education, MEd Educational Leadership/Principal Certification courses: $600
- MEd in Curriculum and Instruction: $4995
- All other Master's level courses: $876
- Doctoral courses: $1,028
- University Fee: $15 per credit
- Master's Level: $850 per credit
- Doctoral, MFF, MFA, FNP: $998 per credit
- University Fee: $14 per credit
- Master's Level: $825 per credit
- Doctoral, MFF, MFA, FNP: $969 per credit
- University Fee: $13 per credit
Steps to receiving aid
Financial aid is awarded annually for one academic year. Continuation of an award requires a review of your academic progress each semester.
After we receive your FAFSA results and you are registered for classes, you will receive a financial aid award letter. You will be notified if any information is needed to complete your file. If you have any questions during this process, please contact Financial Aid or 412.578.6389. Our office is located in the Student HUB in Antonian Hall, 2nd floor.
Learn more about the different types of financial aid options available to Graduate students: