Cost & Financial Aid


  • Each graduate credit costs $400. Tuition will increase to $425 for each graduate credit beginning September 1, 2014.
  • The current cost (through June 2014) for the MA in Education program is approximately $14,725 (includes tuition and fees).

Payment of Charges

Payment is due on the first day of class.

Payment Procedure Options

Financial Aid: You may apply for federal financial aid through the Financial Assistance Office on main campus. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (file online @, EMU code 003708) and an EMU Financial Aid Information Sheet (FAIS) must be completed. Packets of financial aid forms are available from the Lancaster office (717)397-5190. It is very important to file the appropriate forms in a timely manner and to contact the Financial Assistance Office if you do not receive a response within four to six weeks. Federal aid guidelines require forms to be submitted by certain deadlines and not doing so may jeopardize your aid eligibility. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Financial Assistance Office at their toll free number, 800-330-9683.

Monthly Payment Plan through Tuition Management Services: The cost of the MA in Education Program can be paid in monthly payments to Tuition Management Services (TMS), an outside third party. A carrying charge is due upon application. Equal monthly payments will be arranged. Life insurance for the value of unpaid tuition is included in the plan. Payment is made to Tuition Management Services, who will automatically cancel tuition payments if the student fails to pay the first two payments. Additional information and details are provided upon request. Please visit or call 800-356-8329 for additional information.

A combination of the above options may be used, if desired. A monthly finance charge of 1½ % will be added to student accounts with outstanding balances. A monthly statement of account will be mailed to you.

Policy Statement: The EMU catalog states, “Failure to meet financial obligations is cause for denying the student the privilege of registering for or attending subsequent classes, receiving a degree, or releasing a transcript of credit.”

Student Loans

Students in the MA in Education program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid. A complete financial aid packet is available from the program representative. Applying for financial aid in a timely manner and following up on any request for aid or loan information is very important. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Financial Assistance Office at their toll free number, 800-330-9683.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact: