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Scholarships & tuition discounts

Control the cost of your degree

We’re always looking for ways to help you save on your education.


No-cost gen ed courses

Take control of your education with affordable options. Save on your Strayer bachelor’s degree with no-cost gen ed options through our affiliate Sophia. Eligibility rules and restrictions apply.


Graduation Fund

Strayer can help you pay for your bachelor’s degree. For every three classes you successfully complete, you’ll earn one on us, tuition-free, that you can redeem as you near the end of your current degree program. Eligible bachelor’s students are automatically enrolled in the Graduation Fund. Eligibility rules and restrictions apply. Connect with us for details.

Employer Tuition Assistance

Employer Tuition Assistance

More than 500 organizations invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to tuition savings and other educational benefits. If your employer is a corporate partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.

$5K Bachelor’s Transfer Credit Scholarship

Ready to transfer credits and save on a bachelor’s degree? If you have 18+ transfer credits, you may be eligible for a $5,000 scholarship. You can also combine this offer with no-cost gen eds through our affiliate, Sophia, and the Graduation Fund to maximize your savings.

Save up to $4000

$4K Alumni Master's Scholarship

If you’re a Strayer University Alumni and ready to pursue a master’s degree, our Alumni Scholarship can save you $4,000. All you need to do is register for an eligible Strayer graduate program, maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater and meet eligibility requirements.

50% off if you enroll in two masters courses

Help manage costs

Enroll in two master’s courses, get 50% off tuition. Winter, spring, summer or fall 2024 term only. Eligibility rules, restrictions and exclusions apply.

Start your bachelor’s with a new laptop

Enroll in one of our online bachelor’s programs and receive a brand-new laptop, loaded with Microsoft software. Complete your first three quarters of classes within your first year and it’s yours to keep.

Find more ways to save

We offer special programming to help make your academic dream a reality.

Fellows for Justice Scholarship

Strayer is proud to offer up to 50 scholarships per year to help students build skills they can use to make a positive impact in their communities. Successful applicants will receive a full-tuition scholarship applicable to any Strayer University master’s degree (excluding the Jack Welch Management Institute) or a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, criminal justice or information technology. Get the details.

Irene Cook Stallard Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to one student per quarter to help them pursue their dream of earning a bachelor’s degree after completing an associate degree from an accredited community college. It honors Ms. Irene Cook Stallard, the mother of Dr. Sondra Stallard, who served as the thirteenth president of Strayer University. Get the details.

Active-duty service members and veterans

Strayer participates in programs for active-duty service members and veterans like GoArmyEd, Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP), and Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC). We’re approved for veterans’ educational benefits and participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. Get the details.

National service participants

AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps and the National Health Services Corps all offer college money in exchange for a service commitment. For more information, visit their sites.

25% off tuition International Student Scholarship

International, non-U.S. citizen students – including F-1 visa students in the U.S. or non-U.S. citizens living overseas and studying online – may be eligible to receive a 25% reduction in tuition for select graduate or undergraduate degree programs at Strayer University. Get the details.

$500 Course for J-1 Visa Holders

J-1 visa holders – may be eligible to take a Strayer undergraduate course for $500. Get the details.

Civic and Community Alliance Scholarship

Ready to earn an affordable Strayer degree? Admitted Strayer or JWMI students who are employed in certain civic roles or volunteer for a nonprofit may be eligible to receive 25% off tuition for the duration of their program. Get the details.

Ready to apply?

With all of our scholarships and support, you can make the most of your savings when you earn a Strayer degree.

  • You are a new or readmitted student who applied for admission to a Strayer University degree program between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, did not immediately start, and are now registering for your first classes in the fall 2021 term in a Strayer University associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree program. You are not enrolling in a JWMI, Devmountain, Degrees@Work or VerizonOnsite program.
  • You meet Strayer University admission requirements.
  • Neither you, an immediate family member of yours, nor household member of yours are currently employed by the university, the university’s parent company or any other subsidiary of the parent company.
  • Your course tuition and technology fees are included in your tuition-free fall 2021 term at Strayer University. Books, any course materials and non-obligatory fees must be paid by a separate method of payment.
  • If you choose to drop or withdraw from a course during your tuition-free term, you will not owe tuition or technology fees to Strayer University. However, you will be unable to apply this benefit to a different term or any additional course attempts. Under no circumstance will recipients be eligible for a cash payment or any other compensation for the value of unused or unsuccessfully completed courses during the tuition-free term.
  • If you choose to discontinue or withdraw (either intentionally or administratively) from Strayer, you will not owe tuition or technology fees for the fall 2021 term with Strayer University. Under no circumstance will recipients be eligible for a cash payment or any other compensation for the value of unused or not successfully completed courses during the tuition-free term.
  • You will be held to any academic consequences of withdrawing from or failing any course.
  • This tuition-free term may be combined with the Graduation Fund. However, you will not earn Graduation Fund credit on tuition-free courses. You will start earning Graduation Fund credits in your second term, after your tuition-free period ends.
  • This tuition-free term offer may not be combined with the laptop offer.
  • In all cases, the tuition-free term is at Strayer University’s discretion.