Cost and Financial Aid

Tuition and costs

  • Tuition for 2015-16 is $550 per credit hour. NOTE: For students in the Leadership & School Nursing concentration, required MA in Education courses are also $550 per credit hour. In addition, a technology fee of $50 per semester will be charged when MA in Education courses are taken.
  • Students will incur additional costs for textbooks.

For School Nurse Certificate Students:

  • The PA Dept. of Education charges a fee to obtain the Level 1 certificate. Please refer to the PA Department of Education Certifications website for current fees.
  • Eastern Mennonite University uses Certified Background for managing all documents related to clearances. Students will incur a fee for this records management service that is required for the School Nurse Practicum Course. Please refer to the Certified Background website for current fees.

Payment options

Payment methods accepted

  • EMU accepts direct payments from student’s place of employment.
  • EMU accepts cash, personal checks, cashiers checks, money orders, and all major credit cards. There is a 3% processing fee (minimum $1 fee) for each credit card transaction.

Payment plan

  • EMU recently contracted with Higher One and CASHNet to provide student payment solutions, including an interest free monthly payment plan option. This option is only available for traditional full time Fall and Spring semester students. There is a $35 per semester fee for the payment plan. For more information, view Higher One CASHNet Payment Solutions for a preview of available services.

Payment terms

Payment for the semester’s tuition, less processed financial aid is due one week before classes begin.

Payment policy

Unpaid accounts may be subject to the following:

  • EMU network access for student-owned computers will be denied
  • Charging to the miscellaneous account will be denied
  • Grades, transcripts, enrollment, class attendance and diploma will be denied
  • Monthly finance charge of 1.5% (18% annually)
  • Credit bureau reporting
  • Collection and/or attorney fees necessary for collection of unpaid debts

Financial Aid

Your first steps toward financial assistance for your master’s degree should be the following:

  1. Determine what portion of education expenses (tuition, cost of travel, books, etc.) your institution will pay and their requirements.
  2. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  3. Complete the EMU Financial Aid Information Sheet available from the financial assistance office.
  4. Check out the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for more financial aid options.