Humanities (MA) Tuition and Aid

Here you will find tuition and fees, as well as options and opportunities to pay for your graduate education. 

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fee rates for the 2020-2021 academic year are outlined below. If your program is longer than one academic year, your tuition and fee rates in future years may increase. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.

Number of units: 32
Tuition per unit: $965
Total: $30,880

Please note — Total Tuition does not include the following fees, which are assessed each semester attended:

  • $210 Campus Comprehensive Fee
  • $50 Technology Fee 

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fee rates for the 2019-2020 academic year are outlined below.

Number of units: 32
Tuition per unit: $965
Total: $30,880

Please note — Total Tuition does not include the following fees, which are assessed each semester attended:

  • $190 Campus Comprehensive Fee
  • $50 Technology Fee 

Scholarships, Grants And Loans

There are many ways to afford a graduate education. Here are just a few: 

Scholarships and grants are types of aid that do not have to be repaid and that can help to directly reduce your tuition expenses. 

Scholarships Eligibility Requirement Amount
Areté Award 3.0 GPA $8,000
($2,000 per term for up to four terms)

Areté Award

Award Amount

If selected, a recipient will receive a total of up to $8,000 - $2,000 a term for up to four (4) terms provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in at least six (6) units a term.

Criteria

  • Financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 units of undergraduate or graduate coursework
  • Passion for the field of Humanities as demonstrated in the Statement of Purpose 
  • Current applicant to the Humanities program

How to Apply

To be eligible for the Areté Scholarship, students must apply by the priority admission deadline and complete the following:

Dominican's Graduate Humanities Program will be offering up to two scholarships yearly for eligible students. The scholarship is designed to assist academically-strong students, who are passionate about the Humanities and demonstrate financial need. 

The scholarship committee will review all eligible applications and award scholarships based on the above criteria. When a student is awarded a scholarship, they have have two weeks after notification to submit an admission deposit.

Visit Outside Scholarships to learn more about local, public and private scholarships. Good luck!

Federal loans are available to help graduate students meet the cost of attending Dominican. Most graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 each award year in Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. Additional federal and private loans are available if needed.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a FAFSA and a Dominican Financial Aid Application. Federal loans will be included in your financial aid award. 

Learn about what types of loans are available on the Graduate Loans page.

Work-Study is an optional form of self-help aid that allows students to apply for on-campus employment (or off-campus work with one of our community service partners) to earn extra money toward their college expenses. 

How to Apply

To be considered for Federal Work-Study, submit a FAFSA and contact the Office of Financial Aid. To learn about other opportunities, visit our Work-Study page.