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Graduate and Professional Studies Financial Aid

An affordable graduate and professional education is possible with Waynesburg.

Earn your advanced degree and professional credentials with a university committed to creating high-value programs.

Not only are we known for keeping our tuition costs relatively low across the board, we also help students overcome financial hurdles with deferred tuition, tuition discounts and other types of financial aid. We pursue partnerships to reduce student expenses to keep our region’s workforce strong. We partner with select organizations and companies from a number of industries, including healthcare and criminal justice, to provide discounted tuition for our region’s talented workforce, which you may be able to use to maximize your savings.

If you’re a part-time or full-time graduate or professional student, you may be eligible for federal and/or alternative/private student loans. If you have any questions along the financial aid process, we’re here to provide answers and help you grow your path to opportunity.

Tuition Deferment

If your employer provides tuition reimbursement benefits, we can defer your bill payment. Contact our business office for more information about tuition deferment.

Corporate Educational Partnerships

Employees of our Education Partnerships receive a 10% tuition discount for employees enrolled at Waynesburg University on a full-time, part-time, and less than part-time basis (under six credits per semester). If your organization participates in one of these education partnerships, include the employer name on your application and we will provide you with information on how to obtain the discount.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

If you plan to teach in a School of Nursing,  you may be eligible to receive a NFLP loan.  In this unique loan program, up to eighty-five (85) percent of the loan principle will be forgiven if you obtain and maintain a qualifying, nurse faculty position within twelve (12) months of your graduation. The NFLP loan is not based on financial need and does not require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Qualified applicants should contact our Business Office at 724-852-3401 or businessoffice@waynesburg.edu for additional information and/or applications.

 

Applying for Financial Aid

To apply for a Federal Direct Loan, graduate and professional students must be enrolled in at least six credits per semester.

  1. Complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov.

  2. If you want to use a federal student loan, complete the Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at StudentLoans.gov.

  3. Complete the Waynesburg University GPS Financial Aid Form

  4. If you are a military veteran, apply for Yellow Ribbon Program benefits.

  5. Watch the mail. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you are required to provide us with documents to verify the accuracy of your FAFSA data. If your application is selected for verification, you’ll be notified via a Waynesburg University award letter or document request letter, which will provide you with the information necessary to complete the process.