Tuition & Assistance

A Saint Joseph’s University education is truly an investment in one’s future, and we are committed to helping you reach your academic and professional goals. On average, those with bachelor’s degrees earn double what those with just a high school diploma earn. According to the U.S. Department of Education, this translates to roughly $2.1 million over a lifetime.

To determine financial aid eligibility, students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). For students applying to the Adult Learner program who have obtained less than sixty (60) college-level credits, a high school diploma, high school transcript, or GED test score report or equivalent must be sent to the Office of Financial Aid at Saint Joseph's University. Copies may be emailed to or mailed to: 

Saint Joseph's University
Office of Financial Aid
Barbelin 121
5600 City Ave
Philadelphia PA 19131

Be sure to include your full name and date of birth along with the copy of your high school completion document.  

See our tuition rates.


Merit Scholarships

Saint Joseph's University's Adult Learner Programs offer merit scholarships to qualified students. The Merit Scholarship is based on a student’s incoming grade point average at the time of acceptance, for students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement at an accredited college or university with at least a 3.0 gpa on a 4.0 scale, and are transferring in at least 60 transferrable college credits.

To be considered for a merit scholarship, a student must be fully admitted and taking at least six credits per semester. If a student drops below six credits in any given semester, the scholarship will not be awarded.

The student must be seeking his or her first bachelor's degree, be attending Saint Joseph's University for the first time and meet the specific scholarship program criteria. Non-U.S. citizens are not eligible for these awards. Certain online-only programs do not qualify.

Merit Scholarships for Adult Learners are awarded for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters of a student's enrollment. Should a student not enroll during any semester, the scholarship is not distributed, nor does it accumulate for future semesters.

Students enrolled in fewer than six credits are not eligible for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships will be adjusted to reflect the amount of credits enrolled per semester. Merit scholarship is renewable for students who maintain a 3.0 gpa or higher each semester. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis; however, priority will be given to students who have applied before the following priority deadlines.

Semester Priority Scholarship Consideration Classes Begin
Fall July 1 Late August
Spring November 1 Mid January
Summer April 1 Mid May

Applications postmarked after the appropriate priority deadline will be given scholarship consideration based on availability of funds. Merit Scholarship and Charlotte Newcombe Foundation scholarships are awarded concurrently. This information is subject to change. Please contact The Office of Undergraduate Admission for more information at 610-660-1300 or