How much does it cost?

By pursuing your graduate studies at Erikson, you are making one of the most important investments in your career and professional future.

We work hard to make sure that the knowledge and skills you seek are within your financial reach.

Tuition & fees

Cost of attendance

Grants, scholarships, & fellowships

Each year, approximately 75% of Erikson students receive financial assistance in the form of need-based grants, competitive scholarships, and fellowships. This is a larger share than at most schools.


Scholarships & fellowships

Student loans & payment plans

Eligible students may also qualify for low-interest federal student loans to help cover tuition, living expenses and other education-related expenses. Erikson also offers a payment plan for those students who choose not to take out loans but cannot pay for the cost of tuition all at once.

Student loans

Tuition payment plans

Applying for financial aid

Find all the required forms, links, and deadlines you’ll need in one place. We also provide a helpful checklist to make the process as simple as possible.

Applying for financial aid

Ph.D. students

Erikson awards a limited number of competitive doctoral fellowships and assistanceships each year. These are awarded to new students at the time of admission to the program on the basis of academic promise, experience, and research interest.

All other types of financial assistance for doctoral students — e.g., federal or private student loans — are handled through Loyola University Chicago. Questions regarding eligibility for and availability of aid should be directed to Loyola at (773) 508-2984 or [email protected].

International students

International students are not eligible for traditional federal financial aid or need-based scholarships. However, we award a limited number of International Incentive Grants and all international students are considered for the Harris Leadership Fellowships and Harris Excellence Scholarships. For more information, review our information for international students