Financing Your Education

At CAS, we know that the best and brightest future leaders in the arts and sciences come from all academic, social, and economic backgrounds. We understand that financing your education can be a challenge, which is why we offer financial support to eligible graduate students, both domestic and international, in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and stipends.

CAS also partners with organizations and individuals to provide unique financial assistance and opportunities for students who meet specific criteria required of each partnership. Information on subsidized federal loans is available through the Office of Financial Aid. The CAS graduate admission team is always available to applicants interested in learning more about planning for this important investment in your future.

Tuition and Fees

Graduate and non-degree students are charged tuition on a per credit basis. For the 2017-18 academic year, tuition is $1,642 per credit (a two-year master's program ranges from 30-39 credits).

Full Tuition & Fee Breakdown

Merit-Based Aid

Merit Awards are made by the Dean of the College based on the recommendations of the academic departments. These awards are granted to students who demonstrate outstanding academic merit. Funding is extremely competitive, and only a small number of exceptional students receive them. The priority admission date for Merit Awards is Feb. 1.

Financial Information for International Students

All students must be able to demonstrate financial ability to pay for their academic and living expenses prior to enrollment. International students do not need to submit additional materials in order to be considered for merit-based aid.


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