Graduate Program Costs & Financial Aid
"Never be afraid to sit awhile and think." - Lorraine Hansberry
Often times, life passes so quickly that we don't take enough time to slow things down, re-evaluate and readjust our plans and priorites. If you have reached the point in your life where it is finally "your turn" and you are considering a graduate degree at Hilbert, realize there are several sources of funding available to help finance your education.
Fall 2013 Session
Application Fee (waived if online)
|Tuition||$700 per credit|
|Technology fee||$20 per session|
|Orientation:||$20 one time charge|
|$50 one time charge|
Types of Graduate Student Aid Available
Loan Options - Government and private loans are available with differnt eligibility criteria and terms of repayment. Detailed information can be found describing each type of loan option and loan limits: Unsubsidized Direct Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Grad PLUS Loans, Private Loans.
Grants- Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be paid back. At the graduate level, one must seek out funding from federal, state, professional, and private organizations. Each grant has its own criteria for application and may be awarded based on a wide range of factors including: affiliation with an organization, industry, special interest, religious or educational operation. Often times, organizations have separate and special applications for grant consideration.
Employer Tuition Assistance - Your employer may offer a tuition assistance program that will reimburse you for part or all of your tuition expenses. Some programs have specific academic performance (grade) standards. For instance, they may reimburse 100% for an A, 80% for a B, etc.. In addition, they may have length of employment requirements to be eligible. Check with the Human Resources department at your place of employment.
Hilbert Scholarships - Full time, applicants with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA are eligible to apply for the Franciscan Scholarship. This scholarship, once awarded, is renewable each session and represents a 20% discount on tuition. To be eligible, a student must be a first time applicant for graduate admission and have a completed application by July 1, 2013. All candidates meeting the criteria above will be awarded the Franciscan scholarship.
Graduate Assistant Positions - Hilbert does not offer positions through the graduate program at this time.