Cost, Tuition, and Financial Aid

We know cost is a significant consideration during your graduate education search. Don’t let the ‘sticker price’ deter you. Providing a quality education while also keeping student costs affordable is a priority for our graduate programs. We strive to offer tuition that is competitive with most academic institutions. 

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees for the academic year are available on the Business Office website. Additional fees may apply depending on the graduate program.

Payment Options

EMU offers a student payment plan through Transact. There is a $35 per semester fee for the payment plan.


Domestic students who wish to borrow graduate federal student loans, must complete the FAFSA. Half-time enrollment status is required (at least 5 credits/term) and loan eligibility must exist ($138,500 aggregate maximum for undergraduate and graduate borrowing). 

For more information, visit the Financial Assistance page.

Steps towards financial assistance*

  1. Complete the FAFSA form.
  2. Complete the FAIS form.
  3. Explore other options through your program administrator.

*Relevant for domestic students. View the International Graduate Student page for financial assistance information for international students.

Grants and Scholarships 

Grants and scholarships, if available, are internally offered by the graduate program. Full-time enrollment may be required (9 or more credits/term). Some programs also offer assistantships and discounts. 

Outside scholarship opportunities may exist for some graduate programs. More information will be provided by the program. 

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) is offered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to qualifying graduate programs in health professions. Students must be domiciliary residents of Virginia, full-time enrolled (9 or more credits/term) and apply before July 31. Award amounts are determined annually by SCHEV. Returning students who received VTAG in the prior academic year, do not need to reapply. The VTAG application must be filed by July 31.

Please click on your program below to view all financial aid and scholarship options.

Other expenses to consider

In addition to tuition fees, there are other fees you  must consider when coming to graduate school: additional course fees depending on your area of study (labs, testing prep courses, etc.) books, rent, utilities, food, and miscellaneous expenses among others. The below graph will help give you an idea of the additional costs to remember for a full year of study. 


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