Finances & Scholarships

We recognize that the decision to pursue graduate-level studies indicates an important commitment of time and resources. Our team of Financial Advisors can help you calculate your expenses and guide you on the financial options available to you. Advisors are assigned based on the first letter of your last name. You are welcome to contact your representative by email or phone.

Investing in graduate education requires planning and budgeting and we want to help. General information about tuition, insurance and housing costs is provided in the Office of Student Financial Services page.

Here are some resources available for qualifying graduate students:

Graduate Scholarship

A tuition-reduction scholarship based on GRE or GMAT scores is available to new master’s and doctoral students (except MDiv, MAYYAM & MAPM programs). The Graduate Scholarship is a tuition reduction percentage and is awarded as follows:

Tuition Reduction * Combined Verbal and
Quantitative GRE Scores
GMAT Score
10% ≥300 ≥500
25% ≥310 ≥550
50% ≥320 ≥600

Applicants will need a minimum Admission GPA of 3.0 in addition to the GRE or GMAT scores listed above to be eligible.

  • The Graduate Scholarship may overlap with another scholarship from an Andrews University budget.
  • The Graduate Scholarship will not be available for programs that already have a discounted tuition below the standard tuition rate.  If the Graduate Scholarship is greater than the discount provided by the specific program, then the difference will be awarded as an additional scholarship.
The scholarship is available for the following number of semesters:
Master’s Level programs 4 Semesters
EDS, EDD, DPT 6 Semesters
PHD, THD 8 Semesters
  •  New graduate students who meet the appropriate GRE/GMAT scores are eligible for the Graduate Scholarship. Students are required to take the GRE/GMAT prior to admission and the scholarship will be applied during the first semester. Students who are given permission to take the GRE/GMAT during their first semester and are eligible for the scholarship, will receive the scholarship during their second semester.
  • A new graduate student may take the test multiple times during their first semester for the purpose of increasing their scholarship. In that case, the highest score will count toward the GRE/GMAT scholarship. However, because the GRE/GMAT was taken during their first semester of registration the GRE/GMAT scholarship will be applied in their second semester.
  • Scholarship money will not be applied retroactively to any coursework started prior to taking the exam.
  • Students applying and accepted to a second graduate degree, who already had received the Graduate Scholarship, will be eligible to the scholarship for the new program if the GRE/GMAT scores are not older than 5 years.

Graduate Funding Per Program

Tuition reduction ** Programs
25% MA Religion
MA Religious Education
33% For the MSW program when part of a dual degree with the seminary
For the MSW program when part of the MSCID/MSW dual degree
From 25% to 38% MA Youth and Young Adult Ministry
MAPM Pastoral Ministry
45% MA Communication (includes dual degree)
50% PhD Counseling Psychology
EdS School Psychology
MA School Counseling
MS Special Education
MA Clinical Mental Health
Leadership Certificate
DMISS Missiology
MA Religion (Online)
MA English
MS Biology
MSCID Community and International Development
DNP Nursing Practice
MPH Public Health
MBA Business Administration (Online)
56% DMIN Ministry
Flat rate tuition MDIV Divinity
Other programs with reduced tuition t-DPT Physical Therapy
DScPT Physical Therapy
Graduate Certificate in Nutrition & Dietetics


Tuition Reduction GPA Portfolio
10% Advanced standing student only 3.30  – 3.49 ≥ 16
25% 3.50 – 3.89
50% 3.90 – 4.00


The Department of Music offers scholarships to encourage all qualified students to consider applying for admission such as performance scholarships, graduate tuition reduction, graduate teaching assistantships, etc. To learn more visit the Department of Music page.


Graduate assistantships may be available through the office of your academic program. Assistantships are arranged through the respective academic programs and processed through Human Resources. You may request an application from the respective dean or department chair.


Students coming to Andrews University may work in student job positions in various campus locations such as the Library, Dining Services, Hospitality services, Dairy farm, Arboretum/Grounds, Academic Departments, Administrative Offices, etc.

You can find regularly updated job postings at Student Employment.

If you are an International student please remember that employment is regulated by the U.S government. To learn more visit  the International Students section.


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