Admissions/ Tuition/Financial Aid

Admissions Requirements

- A minimum of 60 semester hours of transfer credits. (Can transfer up to 80 credits with approval) 

The following are options for obtaining the necessary transfer credits:

- A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. 
- Current employment or involvement with an organization that enhances the learning outcomes of the program.
- Submission of a satisfactory writing sample.
- Our experienced enrollment counselor will work with you to develop an individualized academic plan for degree completion.


  • The cost per course is $1440.00.

Financial Aid 

Students in the Leadership & Organizational Management program are eligible to apply for financial aid. A complete financial aid packet is available from the program representative. To be eligible to receive federal financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must also complete the Accelerated Degree Completion Financial Aid Information Sheet (FAIS)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is processed by a federal processor and the results are reported to you on a Student Aid Report. The staff in the financial assistance office will determine your eligibility to receive federal grants and loans. Students will not receive notification of aid until they have been admitted to the LOM degree program and have completed the FAFSA and FAIS.

Applying for financial aid in a timely manner and following up on any request for additional forms or loan information is very important. Federal guidelines are strict and if all information is not submitted within certain time frames, you risk becoming ineligible for aid.

To avoid jeopardizing financial aid eligibility, you should not withdraw from the program without first consulting with your academic coordinator. It is important to begin classes on the entrance date cited at the time of application.

Matching Grants, Scholarships and Vocational Discounts

The Degree Completion Program has funds available in the form of matching grants and need-based assistance.

The Richard M. Whitmore Endowed Scholarship Fund

Terry Whitmore, MBA, was the longest-serving instructor in the Adult Degree Program and a passionate supporter of adult students. His lessons in business leadership and management were enriched by experience in his family-owned business, E&M Auto Paint and Supply. In 2007, the Whitmore family established an endowed scholarship fund to honor Terry's younger brother, Richard, who died unexpectedly at the age of 51. The Whitmores know that some adult degree students receive tuition assistance from employers, but most are not so fortunate. Often students must cover the full cost of tuition alone.

Stepping Stone Grant

EMU in Lancaster, Pennsylvania -  LOM adult degree program students who do not receive tuition reimbursement from their employer and demonstrate financial need are eligible for this need-based grant. Pell Grant-eligible students will receive priority. Maximum award: $1,000/semester renewable for a maximum of 4 total semesters. Smaller awards may be granted, depending on demonstrated need and applicant pool demand. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for grant renewal. Talk to our enrollment recruiter when you apply. 

Investing in 9-1-1

Our investment is directed towards those professionals who enhance the safety of the public and the professionals on the frontlines keeping our communities safe (Dispatchers, firefighters, EMS providers, and law enforcement personnel). Our 10% discount is for employees, along with their spouses and dependents of the Leadership and Organizational Management (LOM) degree completion program only.

Healthcare Workforce 

Anyone who works tirelessly in the healthcare field to keep us safe would be eligible. Our 10% discount is for employees, along with their spouses and dependents of the Leadership and Organizational Management (LOM) degree completion program only.

Questions About Financial Aid and/or Scholarships

If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Darla Shober or call 717-690-8600. 

Employer and Veterans’ Assistance 

  • We offer deferred billing for employer tuition reimbursement, as well as interest-free monthly payment plan options.
  • An increasing number of employers provide educational assistance benefits to their employees. Students should check to see if their employer provides educational assistance. 
  • Many veterans are eligible for aid based on their military service. We welcome veterans and are happy to assist you with this process.
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