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Tuition & Financial Aid

The decision you make about how to finance your degree is an important one. Whitworth provides dedicated staff to help you navigate the process. Many students in Whitworth graduate programs receive some form of financial aid, either from federal loans or through Whitworth's various scholarships and grant opportunities.

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Tuition Cost

Anticipated tuition costs for the 2024-25 academic year vary by program.

Program Cost Per Credit
Gifted Education & Equitable Instruction $665
Marriage & Family Therapy $690
Master in Teaching $675
Early Learning $750
Elementary $840
Additional coursework for state teacher certification $400
Principal Certification (cert only) $400
Teaching & Learning $685
All other graduate education programs $675

For example, if you are pursuing a 34-credit Master of Arts in Teaching, Emphasis in Gifted Education & Equitable Instruction, your total cost of tuition would be approximately $22,610 (34 credits X $665 per credit).

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to Whitworth students to support their investment in their graduate education. Students do not have to be in a low-income category to qualify, but they do need to apply to be considered for financial aid. The Whitworth Financial Aid Office (509.777.3215) is eager to assist you in determining the best way to fund your education.

Students applying for financial aid of any kind must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at List Whitworth University on the FAFSA along with Whitworth's Title IV code, 003804. Only domestic and permanent residents are eligible for financial aid through the FAFSA.

Scholarships & Grants

Several scholarship and grant opportunities are available to graduate students who qualify; find more information and apply online through Whitworth's Financial Aid website

Assistance for Veterans

The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®, which offers federal benefits, is designed to provide substantial educational benefits to servicemen and women. It covers a large part of the cost of a Whitworth degree.   

Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website to learn more and determine your eligibility under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®. Whitworth's VA certifying official (509.777.3601) can assist you in determining your eligibility; the Whitworth Financial Aid Office will then work with you to ensure that you are getting the proper assistance. More information on Veteran Education Benefits at Whitworth.

Payment Options

Payment options are available, including monthly payments with a minimal setup fee. Contact the Whitworth Student Financial Services Office at for information.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at