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Graduate and Professional Studies Tuition and Fees





MA Counseling

Per credit hour


Center for Justice & Peacebuilding

Per credit hour


Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI)

Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience (STAR)

M.A. in Education, Harrisonburg

Per credit hour


M.A. in Education, Lancaster

Per credit hour


Master of Business Administration

Per credit hour


Collaborative Master of Business Administration

Per credit hour


M.A. in Organizational Leadership

Per credit hour


M.S. in Nursing

Per credit hour


M.S. in Biomedicine Full-time (9-15 hours)

Per semester


M.S. in Biomedicine Part-time (1-8 hours)

Per credit hour


M.S. in Biomedicine Overload (> 15 hours)

Per credit hour


M.S. in Biomedicine Summer session

Per credit hour


M.A. in Healthcare Management

Per credit hour


M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Tuition is the charge per credit hour of the program in which the course is taken.

Doctor of Nursing PracticePer credit hour$796

Other Charges


Where applicable, the standard Audit rate is approximately one third the regular tuition rate and the Participation Audit rate is approximately two thirds of the regular tuition rate. Not all programs offer both Audit and Participation Audit; please check with the specific program.

M.A. in Education, Lancaster Technology fee (per semester)


Activity fee for M.A. in Counseling:

1-8 credit hours (charge per credit hour)

9+ credit hours (charge per semester)




Activity fee for Center for Justice & Peacebuilding:

1-8 credit hours (charge per credit hour)

9+ credit hours (charge per semester)



Activity fee for M.S. in Biomedicine & M.A. in Healthcare Management:

Part-time student (charge per semester)

Full-time student (charge per semester)




General Student Services Fee 9+ credit hours (charge per semester, non-refundable)


General Student Services Fee 1 - 8 credit hours (charge per credit hour, non-refundable)

$12 per credit hour

Student health insurance (International students, full-time CJP, and MA Counseling students only) (charge per year)


Application fee (non-refundable)


M.S. in Biomedicine & M.A. in Healthcare Management Tuition Deposit


M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies individualized master’s fee


Doctor of Nursing Practice Residency Fee (2 residencies required)$500 each

Final exam out of schedule


Graduation fee (Graduate certificate)


Graduation fee


Published charge rates may be adjusted for changes in economic conditions and cost factors. This list continues on the General Payment Information web page.

General Payment Information

Payment Terms

Payment for fall semester tuition, room and board less processed financial aid is due August 20, 2019.

Payment for spring semester tuition, room and board less processed financial aid is January 2, 2020.

Payment Policy

Tuition, room and board charges, less processed financial aid, are due one week before classes begin for each semester. Unpaid accounts may be subject to the following:

  • EMU network access for student-owned computers will be denied

  • Charging at Common Grounds and non-textbook charging at the Bookstore will be denied

  • Grades, transcripts, enrollment, class attendance and diploma will be denied

  • Monthly finance charge of 1.5% (18% annually)

  • Credit bureau reporting

  • Collection and/or attorney fees necessary for collection of unpaid debts

To pay online log on to and follow the link to view your EMU account online under the accounts tab. Parents with pin numbers and authorized users visit to make a payment.

Payment Options

Payment Plan

  • EMU recently contracted with Higher One and CASHNet to provide student payment solutions, including an interest free payment plan option. There is a $35 per semester fee for the payment plan. To enroll please login to and click on “View my EMU Account Online” under the Accounts tab. Then follow the steps to enroll in the payment plan.

  • The 5 month payment plan must be set up by July 14, 2019.

  • With CASHNet you may use major credit cards. There is a convenience fee for this service. You may also make direct payments from your checking account for no charge.

Payment Methods Accepted

  • EMU’s preferred method of payment is online, students login to your to view the “EMU Account Online” (link located under the accounts tab.)

  • EMU also accepts cash, personal checks, cashiers checks, credit cards, and money orders for payments on student accounts. There is a 3% convenience fee (minimum $1.00 fee) for paying with a credit card.

  • EMU has partnered with flywire to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students. With Flywire, you can pay from any country and any bank. You are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. You will also be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard and an email confirmation will be sent to you when your payment is received by the school.

Refund Policy

Students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed, or otherwise cease enrollment prior to completing 60% of the semester or mini-term equivalent shall receive a refund equal to the percentage of the term remaining. Students who withdraw prior to the first day of classes shall receive a full refund of all payments except tuition deposits.

Aid recipients who change their course registration after the beginning of each semester must notify the financial assistance office. Enrollment status is very important to aid eligibility. Students who withdraw must also notify the financial assistance office. Financial aid refunds due to withdrawal are calculated using the percentage of term not completed as mandated by federal aid regulations.

More information about aid adjustments and refunds related to changes in enrollment status may be obtained from the Financial Assistance Office and is also included in the graduate Student Handbook.

Financial Assistance for Graduate Programs

Church Match Grants

Students who receive tuition assistance grants that originate from a congregation, a church conference, or a group of churches who have pooled resources for the purpose of providing tuition assistance grants are eligible to receive a matching grant. Enrollment of at least 6 hrs/ semester in either the MAC or CJP program is required. The maximum grant eligibility is $1000 per academic year and $2000 during the lifetime of the student’s studies. March 1 is the”preferred response date” for churches to inform EMU of their intent to send funds for students.

Federal Direct Student Loans

All  federal student loans for graduate students are unsubsidized. Loan funds come from the federal government to the school. The student is charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. If the student allows interest to accumulate, it will be capitalized which means added to the principal amount of the loan and increases the amount of loan the student will need to repay. Students may borrow up to $20,500 per academic year.

The interest rate for Direct Student Loans borrowed after July 1, 2018 is fixed at 6.60%. Processing fees of 1.062% are automatically deducted from each disbursement of the loan. Repayment of the full amount begins six months after a student ceases to be enrolled at least half- time. See also the Federal Direct Loan Information page.

Federal Graduate PLUS Loans

The Graduate PLUS Loan is another federal loan program for graduate students. Borrowers must be credit-worthy. Eligibility is determined after the unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans have been awarded. However, a student may decline the Direct Loan awards and borrow only the Graduate PLUS Loan. The interest rate is 7.60% (fixed) and repayment begins 60 days after the final disbursement. In-school deferment is an option for half-time or more enrollment, but interest payments are required. A loan origination fee of 4.248% is automatically deducted from each disbursement.

University Student Services

Please see the Graduate and Seminary Student Handbook for details concerning student services. The handbook URL is

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