While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey.  You are not alone.

Our Financial Aid professionals are all committed to providing you with the answers you need to weigh your options.

2016-2017 TUITION
$515 – $655
per credit hour

Tuition & Costs

2016-2017 Graduate Tuition & Fees (per credit hour)
School of Divinity Programs (MA, MDiv, ThM) $515.00
All Other Graduate Programs $655.00
International Campus Sites $475.00
Course Audit Fee 50% of course tuition rate

University Housing

Available only during summer sessions.
Contact the Office of Student Life for current options and rates. Email studentlife@cairn.edu or call 215.702.4213.

Students are responsible for the cost of textbooks, supplies, transportation, personal expenses, and any additional program or course-specific fees (applied music lessons, instrument or supply rental, laboratory, etc.) in addition to the costs listed.

Types of Aid

Scholarships and Grants

Cairn University offers tuition discounts and need-based grants for qualifying graduate students.

We also encourage you to look into any incentives your employer may provide for continuing education.

Graduate Need-Based Grant

Accepted, full-time, degree-seeking graduate students may apply for University aid.

Aid amount:
Varies according to need

How to apply:
Complete the FAFSA and Grant Application


Master of Divinity Scholarship

Accepted, full-time, degree-seeking MDiv students may be eligible for a competitive, merit-based scholarship.

Aid amount:
50% off MDiv program

How to apply:
Complete the FAFSA and Scholarship Application


Church Matching Scholarship

Cairn University will match up to $1,000 the amount given by a church in support of a student. This award is for the fall semester only.

Aid amount:
Up to $1,000/year

How to apply:
A church official must submit the Church Matching Scholarship Application with payment to the Financial Aid Office. Deadline: August 1 for the fall semester.

Discounts

Cairn University offers tuition discounts and need-based grants for qualifying graduate students.

We also encourage you to look into any incentives your employer may provide for continuing education.

Spouse Discount

Married couples who register in the same semester may apply for a tuition discount.

Aid amount:
Graduate: 30% discount for spouse taking fewer credits

How to apply:
Complete the Spouse Discount Request


Christian School Educators Discount

Educators and employees who work in a Christian school are eligible for a discount.

Aid amount:
50% off Graduate tuition at Cairn

How to apply:
Complete Christian School Educators Discount Application

Federal Aid and Loans

Need-based financial aid programs are designed to meet a student’s demonstrated financial aid need. Cairn University participates in all federal and state need-based grants, loans, and work-study programs.

Federal Direct Loan

Direct Unsubsidized Loan is a loan which is not based on a students’ financial need. Students pay the loan interest while enrolled or the student can elect to have it deferred and capitalized upon graduation.  Students need to attend at least half time.

Aid amount:
Annual borrowing range up to $20,500 for full-time graduate students.

How to apply: 
Complete the Federal Direct Loan entrance counseling and a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note at StudentLoans.gov.
FAFSA required prior to applying for a Direct Loan.

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