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Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Your future is worth the investment

We offer many ways to finance your education. We hope that every graduate student is able to 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. We’re committed to being your partner as you determine the best ways to invest in your future. Our competitive financial aid options come from multiple sources, including scholarships, learning partnership discounts, loans, grants, and work-study opportunities.

To get started, learn how to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to be eligible for financial aid.

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Types of financial aid for graduate students

In addition to financial aid, Hamline has a variety of program-specific and service scholarships, as well as learning partnerships and alumni discounts. Discover more funding opportunities below.

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Graduate scholarships

Learn about the different types of program-specific and special scholarships available to eligible graduate students.

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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.

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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.

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Graduate students may qualify to apply for federal and alternative loans, as well as additional loans such as the Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan

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Summer financial aid

Limited grants and scholarships are available in the summer. Get more information about your eligibility and other funding options.

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Student employment

Explore how the Career Development Center can assist you in finding on-campus employment to help pay for your tuition.

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."

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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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No matter what kind of student you are, you’ll find everything you need to get started with your application.

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