Tuition Rates & Financial Aid

Graduate Program Admission

Individual departments within the School of Graduate Studies first review and recommend applicants for admission. Applicants must then be approved by the dean of Graduate Studies.

Tuition and Fees

* Notice concerning Fall 2020 tuition: CWRU faculty and staff are working diligently to provide courses for this upcoming semester in modalities that will enable all students to continue to move toward completing their degree and achieving their academic goals.  Regardless of the learning environment for Fall 2020, the tuition and fees will be the same. The tuition and fees are in exchange for learning, academic credit, and certain non-academic services that will be provided whether remotely, in a hybrid environment, or entirely remotely, and tuition and fees amounts will remain the same in the event the mode of course delivery changes during the semester. 

Each of Case Western Reserve University’s graduate schools and programs has a different tuition and fee structure. These tuition costs and fees are administered through Student Financial Services.

Current Graduate Studies tuition rates and a list of graduate student fees

Financial Aid

Every applicant offered admission should be able to attend. No student should be denied an education at Case Western Reserve University simply for financial reasons. And so, the university has sophisticated financial aid programs and scholarship opportunities to ease the financial burden. The Financial Aid office can assist with finding funding such as scholarships, grants, student loans or student employment.

Graduate students should contact their degree program department for information about institutional grant assistance, stipends or assistantships. The School of Graduate Studies does not manage tuition assistance or funding.

The Financial Aid Office website contains valuable information on Loans, Applying for Financial Aid via the FAFSA, eligibility for federal financial aid.

North Star Graduate Student Award

Find participating programs, institutions, and additional information here

We invite scholars from our partnering Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to join our graduate and professional student community in its quest toward this North Star. Students who meet the discipline-based qualifications and matriculate from one of our partner institutions will be considered for the North Star Award.  Not only are application fees waived, but selected scholars will automatically receive at least a 30% tuition award from the Office of the Provost.

Teaching Assistantships

Students interested in being considered for assistantships through their programs must indicate their interest by checking the appropriate box on the application. This box can be found on the first section titled Personal Data. 

  • "Are you requesting financial assistance from CWRU to help with tuition costs?" - Answer YES

Outside Funding Opportunities

Our office has put together a list of outside funding opportunities available to graduate students here

The Office of Financial Aid has also compiled a short list of outside scholarship opportunities and databases

Student Employment

There are many employment opportunities across campus for students to work in university offices. Find out more about the Student Employment Program. All jobs are posted through Handshake