Financial Aid for Graduate Students
Your future is worth the investment
Hamline offers many ways to finance your master’s or doctoral degree. We hope every graduate student can realize their academic goals through our financial aid assistance. With professional programs specifically designed to accelerate your career, going to graduate school pays itself back in real-world results.
Hamline’s graduate financial aid options include scholarships, learning partnership discounts, loans, grants, and work-study opportunities. Learn how to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to be eligible for financial aid.
You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by submitting your FAFSA
Maybe you're not sure if you'll qualify for a scholarship, or maybe you have to pay for your degree all out of pocket. Whatever your concern, completing the FAFSA is your first step to discovering your options. Over 800 graduate students like you complete their FAFSA at Hamline every year. Join them!
Types of graduate financial aid
In addition to federal financial aid, Hamline has a variety of graduate program-specific and service scholarships, as well as learning partnerships and alumni discounts. Discover more funding opportunities for your master’s or doctoral degree below.
Learn about the different types of program-specific and special scholarships available to eligible graduate students.
Learning partnership scholarships
If you’re an employee of one of our Learning Partners, you’ll receive a 10% tuition discount and a waiver on your application fees.
Grants and gift aid
Grants are a form of gift aid that you don’t need to pay back. Gift aid can come from Hamline, the Minnesota State government, the federal government, or outside sources.
Graduate students may qualify to apply for federal and alternative loans, as well as additional loans such as the Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan
Summer financial aid
Limited grants and scholarships are available in the summer. Get more information about your eligibility and other funding options.
It was a huge decision to go back to school—tuition is a big deal. I talked to Admission at Hamline and they laid out a whole plan for me: I could finish my program in 18 months, the classes were all at night so I didn't have to quit my job, and they had online options. The convenience was really what I needed."
The cost of a master’s or doctoral degree at Hamline
Tuition rates vary across our master’s and doctoral degree offerings. You can find a list of annual tuition and fees for individual programs on the following pages:
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