Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Saint Joseph’s University is committed to providing information and resources to assist you in managing the costs of your graduate education, including need- and non-need-based loans and tuition financing options.

Current tuition rates are available through the Office of Financial Aid. This is also your resource for financial aid inquiries, loan information and payment options.


When appplying for federal financial aid, Saint Joseph's University school code is 003367 and you must apply each year to received federal financial aid. Also, the maximum Federal Direct Stafford Loan a graduate student is eligible for in one academic year is $20,500.


Students applying for financial assistance through Saint Joseph’s must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found a In order to be eligible for federal assistance, applicants must be enrolled on a part-time basis (at least 6 credits a semester) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Scholarships, fellowships and assistantships

A number of graduate programs offer teaching or graduate assistantships which provide a stipend and/or tuition benefits. Contact the program to which you are applying for more information.

The Saint Joseph’s fellowships office assists students who wish to apply for major fellowships, including awards for undergraduate study, study abroad, graduate study, and research internships.

Federal programs

You should also be aware of two important federal programs when calculating and reviewing your options. One is the College Cost Reductions and Access Act, which caps (Federal) loan repayment based on your family income, and forgives any remaining debt after making payments for 25 years, or for 10 years in public service jobs.

Veteran benefits

Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, SJU offers tuition reimbursement to eligible military personnel, veterans and their families. To learn more about the services offered to our veterans, please visit

Tuition reimbursement and deferral

Students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employers may participate in our employer tuition deferral program. You will need to provide proof of employment, a copy of your company's reimbursement policy and a $35 non-refundable processing fee. Your company must agree to pay Saint Joseph's University directly within 30 days after the final day of the semester. This program saves the student from "fronting" the money and waiting for their tuition reimbursement check.