Per credit tuition rates for M. Ed. and Certificate programs for Fall and Spring semesters

  • Current (2022-2023): $478/cr. in-state and $488/cr. out-of-state

Per credit tuition rates for M. Ed. and Certificate programs for Summer semesters

  • Current (Summer 2022): $478/cr. in-state and $488/cr. out-of-state

Financial Aid for Master's Degree Students

Financial Aid is available to M.Ed. with a concentration in Learning Design and Technology students only. Military applicants should review this site for additional information:

At James Madison University, we recognize the financial commitment and investment that comes with continuing your education. The Office of Financial Aid provides students with the information they need to facilitate decisions on their financing and borrowing options.

Applications for graduate financial aid are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. Students interested in applying for financial aid are encouraged to do so at least 4 weeks prior to the start of a session. This increases the probability for aid to be awarded and available at the beginning of the fall and spring terms.  Summer school financial aid is generally delayed, and more information can be found about that at Summer Financial Aid.

Students who apply for financial aid and are eligible (see below) may be offered a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan up to a maximum amount of $20,500 for the academic year.  For additional details and information on financial aid for graduate students, please click here.

Get an estimate of how much it would cost to repay your loan. Click here to visit the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator!


To qualify for federal financial aid as a graduate student at James Madison University, you must:

  • Be admitted and matriculated into a degree-granting program and enrolled at least half-time (5 credits per semester) in the session for which you are seeking assistance;
  • Be considered an eligible citizen, permanent resident or non-citizen as defined on the FAFSA;
  • Not be in default on a prior federal student loan and not owe a refund on a federal student grant;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

To see the complete list of qualifications, click here.

How to Apply

  1. Before beginning your FAFSA, make sure you have applied for and received an FSA ID. The FSA ID will allow you to sign the FAFSA electronically. You can apply for your FSA ID and
  2. File Your FAFSA (FAFSA). Visit to complete the FAFSA.
  3. You must list James Madison University as one of the schools entitled to receive this information and list our Title IV school code number, which is 003721.

To learn more about applying and to see our loan repayment calculators, visit JMU’s financial aid website.

JMU also offers a host of exclusive scholarship, travel, veteran and general graduate school funding opportunities. For more information about these programs, visit our Financial Aid page.


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