The tuition rates listed are effective for the 2012-2013 academic year and are subject to change.
Please note: International campuses have their own tuition rates.
College of Arts & Sciences; LG College of Fine Arts; GHW School of Business & Technology; School of Communications
MA, MS, MSN, MBA, MHA, MFA, MPA, and MM
Students enrolled in:
|St Louis area campuses1:||$625 /credit hour|
Irvine and San Diego campuses:
|$580 /credit hour|
Other Metropolitan campuses:
|$515 /credit hour|
|$435 /credit hour|
|$695 /credit hour|
Active Duty Military, Reservists, & National Guard*
Students enrolled in:
|Metropolitan Locations1:||$330 /credit hour|
|$330 /credit hour|
|$470 /credit hour|
1except doctoral students and other specialized degree areas
*Retired military, federal and contract employees of the installation, and dependents of active duty military also qualify for a reduced tuition rate in on-base in-class courses.
College of Arts & Sciences
MS in Nurse Anesthesia Students:
|Tuition (per term, excluding fees):||$5,170 /term|
GHW School of Business & Technology
Doctoral Students (DMgt):
|Tuition:||$705 /credit hour|
School of Education EdS, MA, MAT, MET
Students enrolled in:
|St. Louis area campuses2:||$505 /credit hour|
|$340 /credit hour|
|$555 /credit hour|
|$100 - $350 /credit hour|
|$340 /credit hour|
|$310 /credit hour|
2includes courses held at the WGSD location
3applicable to some off-campus courses
4not applicable to online, in-service, and off-campus courses
|Application fee (degree and nondegree--nonrefundable)||$50|
Graduation fee (nonrefundable)
Lab fees may be assessed for selected classes.
School of Education Graduate Alumni Reduced Tuition
Alumni of the School of Education's graduate programs (MAT, MA and MET) may enroll in eligible graduate face-to-face courses for a special reduced fee per credit hour. Interested students must submit an application to the Dean's Office. The reduced fee is subject to application approval. Under certain circumstances in which classes have a limited enrollment, current degree-seeking students are given priority.
Payment and/or payment arrangements are required at registration. The payment option form is available in the Registration location, the Academic Advising Center, and the Business Office. The payment options offered include:
- Financial aid
- Direct billing to a third party (i.e., employer)
- Tuition assistance paid by a government agency, e.g., military
- Employer reimbursement
- Deferred payment plan
- Payment in full
The first four options require the submission of appropriate documentation. The deferred payment plan option requires a deferred payment fee to be paid at the time of registration. The University reserves the right to refuse deferred payment privileges for any student whose account is overdue or has been overdue in the past.
Webster accepts MasterCard, Discover, VISA, and money orders or personal checks made payable to Webster University as payment.
Students are financially responsible for all courses not officially dropped by the deadline. Webster University reserves the right to withhold transcripts or diplomas, and refuse or cancel enrollment for future terms, if any tuition or other fees or charges owed to the University are not paid when due. In the event an account is referred to an agency or attorney for collection, the student promises to pay, in addition to all amounts otherwise due to Webster University, the costs and expenses of such collection and/or representation not to exceed 33-1/3% of the amount owed, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses (whether or not litigation is commenced), to the extent permitted by applicable law.
The student tuition refund rates apply when a student drops or withdraws from a course in accordance with University enrollment policies and the refund has been approved.
Students attending on-campus classes in California will receive a pro rata refund of tuition if the withdrawal is within 60 percent of the beginning of the enrollment period. All other student refunds/tuition waivers, including those for online courses, are made according to the following schedule:
|Date||16-Week Class||8- or 9-Week Class|
The deposit and refund policies at our European and Asian campuses may differ from the above. Please refer to the catalog of the international campus you are attending for details.Note: This refund policy does not include laboratory fees associated with a class.
Webster makes every effort to assist graduate students who wish to attend the University on at least a half-time basis in securing student loans. Eligible students are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, permanent residents, refugees, or those who reside permanently in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Documentation of applicable immigration status is required if the applicant is not a U.S. citizen.)
Students and parents are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid if they have questions about financial aid or need assistance in completing financial aid forms. Phone 314-968-6992 or 1-800-WU-FINAD.
Eligibility for Aid
To be eligible to receive a financial aid award from programs administered by the University, a student must be:
- Enrolled as a degree-seeking student on at least a half-time basis.*
- A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, permanent resident, a refugee, or those who reside permanently in the Trust Territory of the File a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid. List Webster University, Title IV School Code 002521, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, Missouri, as the first school choice. This will insure receipt of information from the Department of Education. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid may be obtained from the Webster University Financial Aid Office or from a high school guidance office, or Pacific Islands or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Documentation of applicable immigration status is required if the applicant is not a U.S. citizen.)
- Maintaining satisfactory academic progress in study toward a degree or certificate, if the student is currently enrolled at Webster.
- In good standing on loan repayments or on any loan received for educational purposes to attend any institution of higher education.
*A student enrolled for at least 6 credit hours but fewer than 12 credit hours in a semester with at least one semester course is considered enrolled half-time for that semester.
If, in a single term, a student is enrolled in at least 3 credit hours but fewer than 6 credit hours, the student is enrolled half-time for that term. A student enrolled for fewer than 6 credit hours in a semester with at least one semester course is enrolled less than half-time for the semester.
Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid
All students receiving any type of federal, state, or institutional financial aid are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their degree. “I” (Incomplete) and “W” (Withdrawal) grades do not reflect satisfactorily completed courses. Repeated courses as well as academic credits transferred from another school are included in the evaluation of a student’s compliance with this policy. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and complete enough credit hours each term to finish their degree program within 150% of the normal time frame.
Maximum Time Frame
In order to complete their degree program within 150% of the normal time frame, students must successfully complete at least 67% of all coursework attempted. This is calculated by dividing the cumulative number of credit hours earned by the cumulative number of credit hours the student has attempted (including transfer credit hours and repeated coursework).
Satisfactory Academic Progress is evaluated at the conclusion of the Spring term each year. A student’s entire academic record will be evaluated including any coursework transferred from another school. In order to meet the minimum progress standards students need to have both a minimum GPA of 2.0 and a 67% completion rate of all coursework attempted. Students who fail to meet either of these criteria are ineligible to receive any further financial aid unless an appeal is filed and approved.
Students who are not eligible for financial aid because of a failure to meet the minimum standards of this Satisfactory Academic Progress policy may appeal for continued eligibility. Appeals must be submitted in writing to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee and include any pertinent supporting documentation. Valid appeals must include an explanation of why the student failed to satisfy the requirements of this policy and also identify what has changed that will allow him or her to do so in future terms. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final and will be communicated to the student in a timely manner.
Students whose eligibility to continue receiving financial aid has been extended as the result of an approved Satisfactory Academic Progress policy appeal will be placed on financial aid probation for the following session (Summer, Fall, or Spring). Students in this probationary status must complete all subsequent coursework attempted. This probationary period will last for one session after which the student must satisfy the minimum requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. There is no provision for multiple, subsequent appeals. The Appeals Committee may place students on an “academic plan” in the event that more than one session of coursework would be needed to achieve compliance with this policy. Students who fail to achieve any objective (GPA/course completion) outlined in the academic plan are ineligible to receive further financial aid.
The Appeals Committee may place students on an academic plan in the event that more than one session of coursework would be needed to achieve compliance with this policy. Students that fail to achieve any objective (GPA/course completion) outlined in the academic plan are ineligible to receive further financial aid.
Re-establishment of Financial Aid Eligibility
Students who are ineligible to receive financial aid due to their failure to comply with the requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy may re-establish their eligibility. To do so, they must raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher and their completion percentage to 67% or higher.
For the student's added protection against identity theft, student loans cannot be applied to a student's account until an official transcript has been received by the Office of Admission. Failure to submit a transcript will impact both the student bill and any loan refund the student might expect.
Additional information regarding financial aid programs, eligibility requirements, and deadline dates may be found in the Financial Aid Handbook, which is available in the Financial Aid Office. Information is also available online at Financial Aid Information.
A limited number of graduate assistantships in music are available. The assistantship stipends do not include tuition remission. Applications for assistantships must be received by March 15.
Scholarships and Grants
Leif J. Sverdrup International Scholarship Fund
This annual scholarship fund of $1,000—$2,500 was created by Mrs. Leif J. Sverdrup and Mr. Johan Sverdrup for graduate students who seek an international study experience.
U.S. degree-seeking students at Webster University who wish to study at one of the University's international campuses or students enrolled at one of Webster University's international campuses who wish to study at Webster University in St. Louis may apply for the scholarship. The student must have been advanced to candidacy and maintained grades of B or above to qualify for the scholarship.
Veterans' Educational Benefits
Webster University courses of study are approved for veterans' educational benefits in compliance with prescribed regulations by special approval agencies in each state and for each country where the University offers programs. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs requires approval for the student to enroll in more than the minimum number of credit hours required for the graduate degree. This approval may be requested on the Program Option Request form.
Veterans' educational benefits may be reduced for directed studies and 1-credit-hour seminars. Non-degree students and students working on the MAT advanced graduate certificate are not eligible for veterans' educational benefits.
If veterans' educational benefits apply, the regional V.A. office will be notified of the date on which a student officially ceases attendance.
Records of progress are kept by the institution on both veteran and non-veteran students. Progress records are available to all students at the end of each scheduled term.
Additional information may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar at the St. Louis home campus.