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.  


There are five ways graduate students commonly finance their education at Carlow University:

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

Use http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/, https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ and www.carlow.edu/veterans.
Contact one of Carlow’s certifying officials, Pattie Whitfield (pawhitfield@carlow.edu or 412.578.6168) or Cheryl Sorensen (crsorensen@carlow.edu or 412.578.6592). 

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 studentaccounts@carlow.edu 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.


2016-17 GRADUATE TUITION

  • Master's Level: $801 per credit
  • Doctoral, MFF, MFA, FNP: $941 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 us at 412.578.6389 or finaid@carlow.edu. 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:

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