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Tuition And Fees

Learn more about specific credit hour costs and fees for your desired program.

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Erikson Institute Graduate School Tuition Information

Erikson’s mission is to educate and promote diverse leadership to serve the needs of all young children and their families.

The Board of Trustees at Erikson Institute annually sets the tuition and fees and typically announces them in March of each year for the following Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

The actual cost of attendance may be less than you expect after you factor in funding awarded through grants, scholarships, loans and federal work-study programs. Your financial award may be different from others as it is determined by individual academic programs, and your scholarship and financial aid awards. Erikson’s admissions and financial aid advisors are here to answer your questions and get you started today.

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2023-24 Tuition & Fees for Financial Aid Award Year

The amount of tuition you are charged will be determined by the tuition rate times the number of credit hours for which you are registered.


  • Doctoral students enrolled in E497 Doctoral Study are charged $775 per semester.
  • Students enrolled in E499 Dissertation Supervision are charged $1,750 per semester.
  • Students enrolled in the dual degree program or PhD program offered in collaboration with Loyola University Chicago will receive tuition bills from both Erikson and Loyola, reflecting tuition charges based on the number of credit hours taken and the tuition rate at each institution. Payments are made directly to each institution.
Master of Social Work$1,030
Other Master’s Degrees$1,157
Other Certificate, Endorsement & Licensure Programs $775
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Annual Fees

Annual student fees covering library, technology, and activity costs are $600.

All students enrolled in graduate certificate, master’s, or doctoral degree programs are charged this fee, which is assessed in equal amounts in the fall and spring semesters.

One-Time Fees

In addition to annual student fees, Erikson charges the following fees for master’s, doctoral, and certificate students.

One-time non-refundable matriculation fee

M.S./PhD programs: $200

Certificate programs: $150

Field/Internship Fee: $50

Application for degree conferral

Master’s degree programs: $175

Other Fees

Additional fees may apply pending your registration, payment plan and specific assessment courses.

Late registration

$100 per course

Tuition payment plan

$15 per semester

Assessment Course Fees

SPED S412 $12

EDUC T461 $10

INF I492 $6

INF I392 $15

INF I374 $7

INF I372 $12

LIFE C492 $15

BESL B404 $10

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Take Advantage of Payment Plans

You can choose to use a payment plan if you:

  • Chose not to take out student loans but cannot pay the cost of tuition all at once
  • Are reimbursed by your employer at the end of a term
  • Have a student loan that does not fully cover the cost of tuition

Worksheets for calculating monthly costs can be obtained in the student billing coordinator’s office. There is a $15 cost per term for this service and payments are due by the 15th of the month. Your account balance must be fully paid by the end of a term for you to register for subsequent terms.

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