Tuition & Fees

Valuable Private Education

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's has provided access to quality private education and highly valued college degrees for more than 125 years.

Once you've been accepted for admission, you will be assigned a financial advisor who will work with you throughout your graduate education. Prior to admission, contact us for answers to your questions.

Tuition and Fees

In addition to the information you supply on your FAFSA, the total cost of attending St. Edward's factors into the amount of financial aid you receive. Here's an estimate of costs:

Evening and Weekend Graduate Programs
  Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2016
Tuition (per credit hour) $1,321 $1,321 $1,321
Technology Fee:      
    For 12 or more registered hours $200 $200 $200
    For fewer than 12 registered hours $50 $50 $50
Car Permit (per academic year) $250 (prorated)
Daytime Graduate Program
Professional Science Master's in Environmental Management and Sustainability
(two-year, full-time program)
  Fall 2015 Spring 2016  
Tuition (two-year, full-time program) $11,889 $15,852  
Costa Rica (May, first year)   $3,000*  
Technology Fee $50 $50  
Car Permit (per academic year) $250    
Application and Related Fees
Application Fee $50
Enrollment Deposit $150
EDPay Plan Fee (per course)** $35
MAPP Fee (per semester)*** $50

* Does not include airfare or personal expenses.
** Available to students who receive employer reimbursement as tuition. For details, see Payment Plans.
*** For details on this option, see Payment Plans.


Awarding Process

Once you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, your financial advisor will send you a federal student loan offer.


When you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, we review your file for low-interest federal student loans.

Make sure to list the St. Edward's federal school code, 003621, in the school release section.

About the FAFSA

Go online to the U.S. Department of Education beginning Jan. 1 of your senior year to complete your FAFSA. The FAFSA asks questions about a family's income and assets to determine an Expected Family Contribution, or EFC.

Five Steps for Filing Your FAFSA

Step 1: Get a four-digit PIN issued (one to parents; one to the student) by the Department of Education.

Step 2: Complete the 2014–2015 "FAFSA on the Web" Worksheet to gather the financial information you'll need to complete the formal FAFSA. You can download the worksheet after Jan. 1.

Step 3: File your 2014–2015 FAFSA, listing the St. Edward's federal school code, 003621, in the school release section. Be sure to write down your confirmation number when you finish the form. You will need the confirmation number in case any problems arise with the processing of your application. For the best financial aid package, complete your FAFSA by March 1 of your senior year.

Step 4: Check the status of your FAFSA online or use the Federal Student Aid Information Center automated hotline (800-433-3243). St. Edward’s should receive the results of your application within two to three days after it has been processed. If you do not receive a response from the Department of Education within two weeks of submitting your FAFSA, you should contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center for assistance.

Step 5: Review your Financial Aid Package from St. Edward's, and respond by May 1 to secure your financial aid.


When you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, you will automatically be considered for these loans, which require repayment.

Federal Direct Student Loans

All eligible students can borrow through the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, designed specifically for college students. This low-interest loan program allows you to defer payments while you are enrolled in a degree/certificate program for at least six credit hours, with repayment beginning six months after you graduate or drop below half-time enrollment status. Students must remain in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and successfully complete 75% of their courses each academic year.

Note: If you accept one of these loans, you must complete a Federal Direct Loan Promissory Note and complete a debt management session in addition to filing a FAFSA.

Private Education Loans

St. Edward’s also maintains information on a number of alternative loan programs. Repayment of most of these loans can be deferred while you are enrolled at least part time. Plus, you don’t need to complete a need-analysis form, like the FAFSA. You just need to pass a standard credit check or have a co-signer on your loan.

Payment Plans

Flexible Payment Programs

In addition to education loans, you can take advantage of alternative payment options.

Monthly Arrangement Payment Plan (MAPP)

Through this university-sponsored program, students may pay all or part of the semester's balance through equal, monthly payments over the course of the semester. The university does not charge interest for the deferred portion of the payment plan, although it does charge a nominal participation fee each semester.

Third-Party Billing

At a student's request, St. Edward's will bill employers or other entities that pay for all or part of a student's tuition cost.

Employer Deferred Payment Plan

If your employer reimburses you for college courses, then enroll in the Employer Deferred Payment Plan — EDPay. In this program, you pay a percentage of your tuition cost plus a small fee per class at the beginning of the semester. Your balance is due one month after the end of the semester.

Complete the EDPay enrollment packet (PDF) »

Assistance Programs for Veterans

If you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, you may be eligible to use your Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill or Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation benefits at St. Edward’s. (Hazlewood benefits cannot be used because of our private university status.) We can help determine your eligibility and answer any questions you might have.