Tuition and Aid

Tuition by Program 2018–2019

Program NameCost Per Credit HourTotal Credit HoursTotal Estimated Tuition
Master of Accountancy$1,00030$30,000*
Master of Arts in Community Leadership$71535$25,025
Master of Arts in Teaching$69545$31,275
Master of Business Administration$1,40039$54,600*
Master of Business Administration in Technology Commercialization$1,40039$54,600*
Master of Education$69532$22,240
Master of Professional Communication$1,01036$36,360
Master of Public Health$1,04045$46,800
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling$78060$46,800
Master of Science in Nursing$1,12542$47,250
Master of Science Nurse Anesthetist$1,25764$80,448
Master of Science Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner$1,12542$47,250
Master of Strategic Communication$87340$34,920
Project-Based MBA$1,40039$54,600*

* Master of Accountacy (MAcc), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Administration in Technology Commercialization (MBATC), and Project-Based MBA (PMBA) have all-inclusive, fixed pricing for five years once enrolled. MBA, MBATC, and PMBA tuition also includes a 10-day international context tour.

Graduate Scholarships

Westminster is committed to making your graduate education accessible and affordable. Each semester or year, depending on the specific scholarship, Westminster provides students valuable financial assistance. Fall scholarship applications are due by August 1, spring scholarship applications are due by December 1, and summer scholarship applications are due by May 1. Refer to the scholarship-specific information below to locate the applicable application deadline for your scholarship of interest.

To apply, simply submit the appropriate essay to the graduate admissions Drop Box before the specified deadline. Be sure to begin by clearly identifying yourself, the scholarship you are applying for, and the semester for which you want to apply the scholarship. Scholarships for alums are the type that do not require an essay. For further questions please contact our graduate admissions team at 801.832.2200 or gradadmissions@westminstercollege.edu.

Scholarship Details

Westminster BS, BA, BBA, and BFA alums will be eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship for both the 2018 summer and fall terms, valued up to $6,000 for your program.*

Westminster graduate programs that qualify for the Alums Scholarship:

Master of Business Administration
MBA in Technology Commercialization
Project-based MBA (online)
Master of Accountancy
Master of Strategic Communication (online)
Master of Public Health
Master of Arts in Community Leadership
Master of Arts in Teaching

* The scholarship will be awarded in $1,000 disbursements for up to six consecutive semesters. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester (four for MBA summer term). Scholarships cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship, or discount including tuition match and the accelerated PMBA program for BBA grads. Total awards, including external funds, may not exceed full tuition.

Applicable Start Terms
  • Summer 2018
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019
Scholarship Details

Westminster will offer a limited number of MBA scholarships* to new incoming students who demonstrate strong leadership abilities or potential. The strength of a candidate's application will also be taken into consideration. Leadership scholarships up to $5,000 will be awarded to incoming students each semester.

Qualifying graduate programs include:

Master of Business Administration
MBA in Technology Commercialization
Project-based MBA (online)

Submission Details

Students interested in applying for this scholarship need to submit a one-page essay specifically addressing the following:

  1. Describe an example of a time when you demonstrated leadership and how it made a difference in either your company or your community.
  2. How would receiving the Westminster MBA Leadership Scholarship impact you?

* The scholarship will be divided and awarded in your first two semesters. Students must be enrolled half-time (four credits) to be eligible to receive the award. If you do not enroll in the semester the scholarship is awarded for, it will be forfeited. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship, or discount including the accelerated PMBA program for BBA grads. Total awards, including external funds, may not exceed full tuition.

Applicable Start Term

Fall 2018

Scholarship Details

These $2,500–$4,000 scholarships support and reward students who are pursuing graduate studies in accounting* that qualify them to sit for the CPA exam. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year and distributed over two semesters. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in or accepted into Westminster's Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program or MBA/Accounting Certificate program
  • Intend to sit for the CPA examination
  • Have strong past academic performance as evidenced by graduate or undergraduate GPA
  • Participate in extracurricular activities that promote preparation for careers in professional accounting
  • Show a financial need for assistance
Submission Instructions

Students interested in applying for this scholarship need to submit a one-page essay specifically addressing the following:

  1. How do you meet the above criteria?

* Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester for two consecutive semesters to remain eligible. Scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship, or discount including tuition match. Total award, including external funds, may not exceed full tuition. Please contact us with questions regarding eligibility..

Applicable Start Term

Fall 2018

Scholarship Details

Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded each year to students who are pursuing their Master of Business Administration program at Westminster and have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year and distributed over two semesters. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in or accepted into Westminster’s Master of Business Administration program
  • Strong past academic performance as evidenced by graduate or undergraduate GPA
Submission Details

Students interested in applying for this scholarship need to submit a one-page essay specifically addressing the following:

  1. How do you meet the above criteria?
  2. How would receiving this scholarship impact your ability to study at Westminster?

* Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester for two consecutive semesters to remain eligible. If you do not enroll in the semester the scholarship is awarded for, it will be forfeited. The scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship, or discount. Total awards, including external award funds, may not exceed full tuition.

Applicable Start Term

Fall 2018

Scholarship Details
The Change Maker Scholarship is now available to an incoming student each academic year enrolling in the Master of Arts in Community Leadership program. This $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is pursuing their MACL degree at Westminster and has demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year and distributed over three semesters. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  • Enrolled in or accepted into Westminster’s Master of Arts in Community Leadership program
  • Strong past academic performance as evidenced by graduate or undergraduate GPA
Submissions Details

Students interested in applying for this scholarship need to submit a one-page essay specifically addressing the following:

  1. How do you see yourself changing your community five years from now?

* Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of four credit hours per semester for three consecutive semesters to remain eligible. If you do not enroll in the semester the scholarship is awarded for, it will be forfeited. Total awards, including external award funds, may not exceed full tuition.

Applicable Start Term

Fall 2018

Scholarship Details

The Simmons Scholarship is available to new students enrolling in one of Westminster's competency-based (online) programs beginning.* A limited number of $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in two $2,500 disbursements over two consecutive semesters.

The scholarship is available to new students enrolling in the following programs:

Submission Instructions

Students interested in applying for this scholarship need to submit a one-page essay specifically addressing the following:

  1. How is this competency-based program a good fit for you?
  2. How will you benefit from being awarded the Simmons Scholarship?

* Students must be registered at least part-time (4 credit hours) to qualify. If you do not enroll in the semester the scholarship is awarded for, it will be forfeited. The scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship, or discount. Total awards, including external award funds, may not exceed full tuition.

We understand that your decision to attend graduate school requires balancing demands on your personal and family life, your professional life, and your studies. We also know that furthering your education is a great long-term investment benefiting many aspects of your life.

Contact Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office
Phone: 801.832.2500
Fax: 801.832.2506
Email: visit the Financial Aid Questions page
Office Hours: Monday–Thursday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

View detailed tuition and fees by program

Types of Financial Aid

  1. Loans are funds that must be repaid in the future. Read more about applying for loans below
  2. Scholarships are funds that do not need to be repaid
  3. Work Study Funds

Loans

Graduate students are eligible for Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and may borrow up to $20,500 per academic year. Loan disbursements are split equally over the semesters in an academic year. For example, if you are planning to attend fall and spring semester, you will receive two loan disbursements: one for fall and one for spring. If you are attending fall, spring, and summer semesters you will receive three equal disbursements.

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are awarded regardless of a student's demonstrated financial need. These loans accrue interest while you're in school and generate interest charges as soon as they are disbursed. The interest charges may be deferred during enrollment (at least half-time) and deferment periods, but they will be capitalized (added to the outstanding loan balance).

  • no principle payment while in school
  • interest rate of 6.6% effective July 1, 2018
  • requires half-time enrollment

Fees

All Federal Stafford Loans may be subject to an origination fee of 1.062%, taken from the value of the loan at the time it is disbursed to the school. The amount listed above and on financial aid awards represent the gross amount of the loan (amount before fees have been paid).

Repayment

Loan repayment begins 6 months after the student graduates, leaves school, or drops below half-time enrollment. Repayment will initially be scheduled for fixed monthly payments over a 10 year period. Other repayment options are also available.

Applying for a Federal Stafford Loan

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students accepting a Federal Stafford Loan for the first time at Westminster College should also:

The Federal PLUS Loan is available to Graduate students with a yearly maximum equal to your cost of attendance minus any other financial aid you receive. To be eligible, a credit check is required to determine that an applicant does not have an adverse credit history. Other requirements include completion of a FAFSA, half-time enrollment (4-6 credit hours) and you must have applied for your annual loan maximum eligibility under the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program before applying for a Graduate PLUS loan. Federal PLUS loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2018 have an interest rate of 7.6% for graduate students. The loans may be subject to an origination fee of 4.248%, taken from the value of the loan at the time it is disbursed to the school.

Applying for a Federal PLUS Loan

1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
2. Complete a PLUS Loan Application and Master Promissory Note (available after July 1 for the upcoming academic year; indicate dollar amount on application)

Alternative student loans are private loans offered to students to assist with educational expenses. Since the loans are privately funded, the terms and conditions will vary based on the lender. This also means that interest rates and fees are not federally regulated and are therefore set by the individual lenders. Students are highly encouraged to carefully review the details of private loans before applying. Eligibility for an alternative student loan is determined by the lender. In most cases, a student will need a co-signer in order to be approved. Once the loan has been approved by the lender, Westminster's Financial Aid Office will need to certify the loan amount.

Alternative Loan Amounts

The amount available to be borrowed in alternative loan funding will vary by student. The certified loan amount cannot exceed the student's Cost of Attendance less any other financial aid received. If the amount approved by the lender is higher than the allowable maximum, it will be reduced by the school.

Applying for an Alternative Loan

Students should contact the lender of their choice for application instructions. Most lenders have online applications. We advise students to pursue all other sources of funding before applying for an alternative loan. Please be sure to carefully review all terms and conditions before completing an application.