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The decision to pursue your advanced degree is a big one. Among the most obvious considerations for you and your family, is the financial investment it will take.

At Dominican, we take great pride in the way we work with each student to help determine the most beneficial path forward in terms of financing their graduate education. Remember, it’s an investment. An investment in your talents, in your goals and in your ability to achieve the greatest professional heights.

The tuition and costs involved are determined largely by the program in which you are enrolled.

As a graduate student at Dominican, you’ll find a wealth of resources in place to help offset your tuition and costs. From scholarships, to student loans, to campus employment—we will help craft an individualized plan for you to meet these costs and be on your way to a truly life-changing educational experience.

Dominican University participates in the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program. Students interested in receiving Stafford Student Loans must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at Dominican's school code is 001750. Graduate students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for federal loans.

Graduate students can borrow up to $20,500 per academic year (depending on the cost of attendance and enrollment level) in Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans.  In addition, they can apply for Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans if additional financial aid is needed.  The total amount of financial aid received cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Information on current interest rates and repayment options can be found at

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (708) 524-6809 or if you have any questions about the financial aid application process or available resources.