Graduate Discounts and Grants
Are you a graduate student? Graduate studies do not qualify for grants, but there are still several discounts that you may be eligible for to apply toward your tuition costs.
Military Tuition Discount
Northwestern's College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning offers a military discount of up to $440 per semester for full-time (6+ credits) graduate studies students. Students must apply and meet the terms and conditions, in order to apply for this discount. More details can be found here. Online courses do not qualify.
Christian Worker Discount*
A tuition discount is offered to students who are currently employed as full-time pastors, missionaries, or Christian education directors. Please have your organization send a letter to Financial Aid verifying your full-time employment status. Full-time students in the Graduate Studies program who are eligible will receive $220. Less than full-time students will receive a prorated amount.
There are two ways to qualify for a Family Discount:
- Families who have more than one student (parent, child, sibling or spouse) attending at the same time within the College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning, which includes Graduate Studies and Adult Undergraduate programs, may qualify for the Family Discount. Both students must be seeking a degree or certificate through the College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning at Northwestern to qualify. Full-time students in the Graduate Studies program who are eligible will receive a $200 discount. Part-time students will receive a prorated amount.
- Graduate students who have a son or daughter attending the traditional undergraduate program are eligible for a Family Discount of $200 off parent tuition. The parent(s) must be seeking a degree or certificate. The traditional undergraduate student does not receive the discount.
*Students may apply for a Family Discount or the Christian Worker Discount, but not both.
Most international students are not eligible to receive state or federal assistance. International students may qualify for up to 20 hours of work on campus per week
A 20% tuition discount is applied to the accounts of students who have earned a previous degree from Northwestern in any venue (traditional undergraduate, adult undergraduate or graduate). This discount is not applicable for students pursuing their graduate degree in Sioux Falls or for students in a dual degree program.