Tuition and Financial Aid for Online Graduate Courses in Elementary STEM

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Janet Haden, Program Advisor


Our online graduate courses in elementary STEM are offered at a tuition of $595 per credit hour (or $1,785 per course). Because this is an online program, the tuition is about 40% less than our in-class programs.

As a graduate student, you may also be eligible for federal financial aid (at present, only degree seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid). To qualify for financial aid, you must enroll in two courses each semester, among other requirements. At Wheelock, each semester consists of two terms (Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer I, and Summer II). You'll take one course each term, for a total of two courses per semester. Thus, you'll qualify to apply for financial aid as long as you take a course each term!

By taking one course per term, you can complete the graduate degree in around 20 months or a graduate certificate in approximately 8 months. If you choose our optional accelerated format for the master's degree, you can take two courses during most terms and finish in less than one year.

Financial Aid

When you enroll in a master's degree program at Wheelock, you may qualify for the Federal Direct Loan Program, also known as the Stafford Loan. Payments toward Stafford Loans only begin after a six-month grace period after graduation.

To apply for financial aid, you must complete both the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Wheelock Graduate Financial Aid Application: Click here for full instructions and the links to apply.

In addition, there are other loans offered by banks, private lenders, and the government: Click here to learn more about the requirements and benefits of each loan option. 

If you would like help or guidance with the financial aid process, please contact us. We'll support you each step of the way.

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