Graduate Program Aid
We'll Work With You to Make Your Graduate Education More Affordable
The Office of Graduate and Adult Studies will help you identify and take advantage of graduate aid opportunities, including:
Seton Hill Support
- Tuition Discount Program
- Alumni Discount: If you have a bachelor's degree from Seton Hill University, you qualify for a 5% tuition discount in most Seton Hill graduate programs (with the exception of the M.S. in Physician Assistant and the M.S. in Orthodontics).
- Preferred Employer Discount: If you work for a Preferred Employer, you may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount in these programs:
- Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program: Returning Peace Corps volunteers may qualify for a 30% tuition discount in these programs:
Note: Discounts cannot be combined.
- Employer Reimbursement: Students in some graduate programs are eligible for tuition reimbursement through their employer. Contact the Office of Graduate and Adult Studies or Student Accounts for more information.
- Payment Plans: For information on an interest-free monthly payment plan, please visit Student Accounts.
- Streamlined Admission for Seton Hill Alumni in the MBA Program: The MBA Program – including all specializations - offers a streamlined admission process for Seton Hill alumni. Contact the Office of Graduate and Adult Studies to find out more.
- FastForward Bachelor's to Master's Programs: Through these programs, you can earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree in less time, and for less money.
Federal & State Support
Unlike other forms of aid, loans must be repaid.
To qualify for any federal assistance a student must be a U.S. citizen or hold an alien registration card, must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, and must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling Session at www.studentloans.gov.
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Unsubsidized loans may not exceed the annual loan limits of $20,500. This loan is not interest-free while the student is enrolled. However, students have the option to capitalize interest payments. Visit www.studentloans.gov to obtain current interest rates.
- Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: The Graduate PLUS loan should be utilized after Unsubsidized loan funds are exhausted as the interest rate and fees are higher. You may borrow up to the cost of your education less any other financial aid. Credit guidelines apply and repayment generally begins 60 days after the last disbursement of the loan. Repayment can be spread over 10 years. Visit www.studentloans.gov for additional information.
Seton Hill is a Military-Friendly School and participates in the New Post – 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program. More detailed information can be found on the Military Benefits page.
Alternative loans are for students to cover college expenses that are not covered by other financial aid resources. The Financial Aid Office strongly suggests exhausting other loan options before looking into Alternative Loans as they are not subject to federal Direct loan regulations. Interest rates, fees, and loan amounts are subject to your credit score and most students are required to have a cosigner to qualify. Once you have considered federal loan options, you can go to www.elmselect.com. This will give you a side-by-side comparison of general information of 6 more lenders. The information is not customized to each borrower but you will be able to gather general information such as their interest rate range.
Private scholarships are another good way to help fund an education and can be obtained from many sources - FinAid can help you start your search.