Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Costs for the program depends on the number of units required for graduation. As of the 2015/2016 academic year, the Organizational Leadership Studies program is $500 per unit.

Students may need 50 to 60 units to complete their bachelor degree. The program costs approximately $25,000 to $30,000 to complete the degree.

Students should budget $200—$300 per course for textbooks.


Financial Assistance Options

The Office of Financial Aid administers financial assistance programs to assist students in financing their educational costs. Costs of attendance should not be confused with tuition costs. The Office of Financial Aid budgets expenses related to pursuing the degree taking into consideration items such as housing, textbooks, etc.

Information regarding the types of aid available for distance learning programs and how to apply: ►

***Students enrolled in the Organizational Leadership Studies Program are NOT eligible for State University Grants (SUG).

Student Loan & Scholarship Information

(See below)

Federal Pell Grant Program

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides grants (funds that do not require repayment) that are eligible for undergraduates and first-time teaching credential students who demonstrate need. Students pursuing a teaching credential are required to be enrolled at least half-time (6 units) each semester. Full-time awards range from $692 to $6,895 per academic year. ►

Stafford Loans / William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

The Stafford Loan program is available to eligible undergraduate students to finance the costs of attendance in the Organizational Leadership Studies program.

Direct Stafford Loans, from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, are low-interest loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education at a four-year college or university, community college, or trade, career, or technical school. Eligible students borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) at participating schools.

Stafford Loans are available for undergraduate and graduate students and come from Direct Stafford Loans made by the U.S. Department of Education. You will repay a Federal Direct Stafford Loan to the U.S. Department of Education.

The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program provides low-interest long-term loans through the University. These funds must be REPAID. Funding for these loans comes from the U.S. Department of Education. These loans can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Eligible students must be admitted and enrolled in good standing at least half-time in a program leading to a degree or certificate. If you drop below half-time during a term or semester, the remainder of your loan may be canceled. Beginning 2012-2013, graduate students will no longer be eligible to borrow a SUBSIDIZED Federal Direct Loan due to recent federal legislation. Graduate students will be eligible to only borrow an Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan up to $20,500 for the academic year.

* FAFSA forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30. 


University scholarships are administered by the Financial Aid Office and various colleges and departments on campus. Scholarships are generally awarded based on financial need, academic performance, community service, and leadership. All scholarships require a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Enrollment criteria may vary by each scholarship.

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