Tuition & Financial Aid
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Making ends meet—smartly
Whatever degree you’re seeking, you should be free to focus on your studies—students perform better when not stressing over the cost of college. We’re committed to exploring every avenue to help you afford college. The road to an affordable online degree starts with reasonably priced tuition, but doesn’t end there.
Working with you
Affordability is within reach
From innovative programs we developed and implemented right here, to helping you discover grants and other outside assistance, to reduced rates for law enforcement, our financial aid advisors are here to help you with the cost of college.
Strayer Graduation Fund
On the day you start working toward a Bachelor’s degree, you’re enrolled in our Graduation Fund. As you complete your initial courses, you begin banking tuition credits towards your final classes. Some students have earned credit for as many as 10 final year bachelor’s degree courses, eliminating up to 25% of their total tuition - that's a savings of up to $14,350.
Law enforcement assistance
Those who serve our communities deserve more than our thanks. Currently employed police officers, sheriffs, state troopers, rangers, and corrections officers who have completed a basic law enforcement training program get 47% off our standard tuition—that’s only $750 per undergraduate course.
See how you can save
Graduation Fund savings make a big difference over the long run. How big? We’ve shown below how it lowers the cost of an undergraduate degree compared to other online universities. And that’s only the impact of one program. Your admissions officer and personal Success Coach can outline more ways you can save on tuition, including transfer and exam credits that can save thousands. Of course, cost is only part of the story—getting a degree employer’s value is priceless.
I was able to use tuition reimbursement, financial aid, and the Graduation Fund, to pay for the required classes.
Danyelle Bondurant, BBA Alumna
Get all the credit you’ve already earned
From experience in the working world to transfer credits from other institutions, applying earned credits can go a long way to creating an even more affordable online degree. For example:
- For Bachelor’s degrees, you can transfer up to 126* quarter hours (84 semester hours)—that’s fully 70% of your degree requirements.
- If you previously attended one of our more than 460 partner colleges, all of your associate degree credits will transfer when you enroll in a related Strayer bachelor's degree program**.
- Because our focus is on helping working adults go further, we recognize that real-world experience counts. We offer exams and portfolio reviews that let you prove your knowledge and expertise, reducing the number of required courses you have to take to complete your degree.
*Students transferring into the RN-BSN Completion program may transfer in 145 quarter credit hours.
**All courses are subject to Strayer University policies, including a ten-year limitation on courses in accounting and computer-related areas. Terms of individual agreements may vary. Check your school's agreement for details.
We’ll help you find sources outside Strayer, too
Financial aid comes in all sorts of forms, from Federal programs to private grants. We have people—starting with your personal Success Coach, and including specialists in financial aid only—who can help you navigate the world of scholarships, grants, corporate tuition benefits and more. And they’re successful: as many as 85% of our undergraduate students use some form of financial aid.