Tuition and Financial Aid

There are many different ways that students can fund their studies. From scholarships to work study, CWRU’s Office of Financial Aid has experts that can help students better understand the options available. Consider checking out other financial aid opportunities including the following:

  • Department of Bioethics' Student Assistantships 
  • Office of the Provost’s North Star Award
  • Employer Tuition Program


Fall 2021/Spring 2022- Tuition $2,057 per credit hour capped at $25,375/semester.

Graduate/Professional Tuition & Fees

Student Assistantships

The Department of Bioethics awards partial tuition waiver for a limited number of student assistantships. Awards are based on merit and need. Student Assistantships require students to work on average 5-10 hours/week for the Department. These are for students who are enrolled in the Master's program. 

Applications for Student Assistantships are due by June 1st. Contact for more details. 

Work-Study Assistants

Students who qualify financially as work-study assistants receive an hourly wage in return for a variety of clerical and instruction-related services. Payments to work-study assistants do not include tuition remissions.

Research Assistants

Research Assistant positions on funded research projects are available on an intermittent basis. Such employment opportunities for research assistants fluctuate unpredictably from semester to semester.

Student Loans

Contact the Financial Aid office (216.368.4530) for information regarding student loans. Students financed by federal loans must remain registered for not fewer than six semester hours (defined as half-time) each semester to maintain continued eligibility for funding or to initiate such a loan. 

Other Sources

Students are also encouraged to seek funding from sources other than CWRU. Most universities and colleges maintain files on granting agencies and foundations. Applicants may find it to their advantage to consult financial aid offices of the institutions in which they are currently enrolled to learn about fellowships and loan support for their intended graduate studies. FinAid, the Financial Aid Information Page provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid.