Tuition and Aid

Tuition by Program

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$1,37339$53,547*
Master of Business Administration in Technology Commercialization$1,37339$53,547*
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$73560$44,100
Master of Science in Nursing$1,06042$44,520
Master of Science Nurse Anesthetist$1,22064$78,080
Master of Science Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner$1,06042$44,520
Master of Strategic Communication$85040$34,000
Project-Based MBA$1,37339$53,547*

* 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 currently offers a limited number of scholarships for select graduate programs. For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 801.832.2200 or gradadmissions@westminstercollege.edu.

Great news for Westminster Alumni! We are excited to announce the Westminster Alumni Scholarship. All alumni who begin a graduate program during the Spring, Summer or Fall 2016 semesters will be eligible to receive a $1,000 per semester scholarship, valued up to $6,000 for your program*.

Westminster offers several graduate programs designed to help you take the next step in your career, attain new skill sets, and to gain a new perspective. Our programs are accessible, flexible, affordable, and professionally relevant.

Westminster graduate programs that qualify for the Alumni Scholarship

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

If you would like to learn more, contact our enrollment counselors today at 801.832.2200 or gradadmissions@westminstercollege.edu.

*The scholarship will be awarded in $1,000 disbursements for up to 6 consecutive semesters. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester for up to 6 consecutive semesters to remain eligible. Scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship, or discount including tuition match and the accelerated PMBA (for BBA grads). Total award, inlcuding external funds, may not exceed full tuition. Please contact us with questions regarding eligibility.

Westminster will offer a limited number of merit/need-based scholarships based on the strength of a candidate's application for Graduate programs within the School of Education.

Qualifying graduate programs include

  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Arts in Community Leadership

Scholarships up to $2,000 will be awarded to incoming students each semester. Students interested in applying for this scholarship need to submit a one-page essay addressing how you will benefit from receiving a merit-based scholarship.

The scholarship will be divided and awarded in your first two semesters. Student must be enrolled half-time (4 credits) to be eligible to receive the award. If you are awarded this scholarship but do not enroll for the Fall 2016 semester, the scholarship will be forfeited. Cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship or discount including the accelerated PMBA (for BBA grads). Total award, including external funds, may not exceed full tuition. Please contact us with questions regarding eligibility.

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

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. Student must be enrolled half-time (4 credits) to be eligible to receive the award. If you are awarded this scholarship but do not enroll for the Fall 2016 semester, the scholarship will be forfeited. Cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship or discount including the accelerated PMBA (for BBA grads). Total award, including external funds, may not exceed full tuition. Please contact us with questions regarding eligibility.

Westminster is committed to making your education flexible and affordable. The Simmons Scholarship is now available to new students enrolling in one of Westminster's competency-based (online) programs.

The scholarship is available at varying levels to new students enrolling in the following programs.

Scholarship Details

A limited number of $5,000 competency-based graduate scholarships (MSC/PMBA) will be awarded in two $2,500 disbursements over two consecutive semesters. Must begin the program in the Spring 2017 semester to qualify.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a one-page essay specifically addressing how this competency-based program is a good fit for you and how you will benefit from being awarded the Simmons Scholarship. Please email all scholarship essays to admission@westminstercollege.edu

Eligibility

Students must be registered at least part-time to qualify. If you are awarded this scholarship but do not enroll for the upcoming semester, the scholarship will be forfeited. Scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship, or discount. Total award, including external award funds, may not exceed full tuition. Please contact us with questions regarding eligibility.

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
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Fridays until 5:00 PM
Email

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
  • capped interest rate of 8.25% (Note: Effective July 1, 2013 all new Graduate Stafford Loans are fixed at 5.41%)
  • requires half-time enrollment

Fees

All Federal Stafford Loans may be subject to an origination (1.5%) and insurance fee of up to 2.5%, taken from the value of the loan at the time it is disbursed to the school. The loan amount listed above and on Financial Aid Award Notices represent the gross amount of the loan (amount before fees have been paid). The Higher Education Reconciliation Act will adjust Stafford Loan origination fees according to the chart below:

For Loans DisbursedOrigination
07/01/08 to 06/30/091.0%
07/01/09 to 06/30/120.5%
07/01/12 to 03/01/131.0%
03/01/13 to 06/30/141.051%
12/01/13 to present1.072%

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

1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
2. Return your signed Financial Aid Award Notice to the Financial Aid Office (this will be mailed to you once the Financial Aid Office has received and processed your FAFSA) indicating the loans and amounts you are accepting. You may borrow the amount of your choosing up to the full amount offered on your Financial Aid Award Notice.

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

1. Complete online Federal Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling
2. Complete an online Master Promissory Note

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, 2013 have a fixed interest rate of 6.41% for graduate students. The loans may also be subject to an origination (1.788%) and insurance (2.5%) fee, taken from the value of the loan at the time it is disbursed to the school. Borrowers should consider the fees charged by each lender when choosing a loan provider.

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 1st for the upcoming academic year. Also, please 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.