While a degree is an investment that can bring great returns, we understand that financing your education is a major concern. As an institution devoted to inclusiveness and diversity, we are here to help you through the process of figuring out how much your program will cost and how to fund it.
Tuition rates vary by program and you may be able to receive credit for previous academic or work experience. Gannon offers a Deferred Payment Plan that offers the option to spread payments over a period of time. An admissions advisor can help you work out your tuition costs and a timeline; call 877-497-5854 any time to speak with one.
Applying for Financial Aid
The majority of our students qualify for financial aid. Families at all income levels may demonstrate financial need based on their individual circumstances. Aid based on need is available from the federal government as well as the University and is determined by many factors, including assets, enrollment status, and cost of attendance. Awards may include loans and/or grants.
Below are the steps for going through the process.
- Apply online for a federal Personal Identification Number (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov, which will allow you to sign and access federal documents. Note: if you are a dependent student, at least one parent must also apply for a federal PIN.
- Fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA application is available in mid-December and can be submitted anytime after January 1st.
- Complete the Federal Direct Student Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling online at www.studentloans.gov if you will be enrolled at least half time (6 credits a semester) and choose to participate in the federal loan program.
When you receive your award information, carefully look it over and contact an admissions advisor with any questions you may have at 877-497-5854. You may also call with questions about the process.
Other Sources of Financial Assistance
You may be eligible for other sources of aid, including private scholarships and private loans. Your employer may be willing to cover the cost of part or all of your tuition; go to the Employer Tuition Reimbursement page for more details. Contact us at 877-497-5854 to speak to an admissions advisor for tips on searching for other avenues of funding for your education.