$3.5 million in financial aid given to graduate students annually

With straightforward tuition costs and information about scholarships, grants, and common loan programs, Bushnell University is committed to maximizing your ability to cover your tuition and fees while eliminating your financial burden during your graduate program.

Graduate Tuition & Cost

Costs are subject to change annually.

2021-22 Cost of Attendance

Business Administration (MBA online)
Tuition$710 per credit hour
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
Tuition $725 per credit hour
Technology fee$110 per semester
Education (M.Ed.)
Tuition$700 per credit hour
Technology fee$110 per semester
Leadership (MA online)
Tuition$610 per credit hour
Master of Philosophy in Theology (M.Phil.)
Tuition $670 per credit hour
Nursing (MSN)
Tuition$525 per credit hour
School Counseling (MA)
Tuition$700 per credit hour
Technology fee$110 per semester
Teaching (MAT)
Tution$700 per credit hour
Technology fee$110 per semester
Other Common Graduate Expenses
Estimated expenses, including those not paid directly to the University, are shown included in the overall cost of attendance for your financial aid budgeting purposes. Every student situation is different and expenses may vary.
Estimated books and supplies (not paid to the University) $55 per credit hour
Parking permit$60 per semester
Estimated transportation and personal expenses (not paid to the University)$1,350 per semester
Estimated room and board (not paid to the University)$5,095 per semester

Sample Scenarios for Graduate Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

Since every student situation is a little different, we’ve created four representative samples of graduate student scenarios to help illustrate the efficiency and affordability of a degree from Bushnell University. See sample scenarios for graduate tuition, scholarships, and financial aid in the table below.

Sample Scenarios
*Receipt of federal loan funding assumes student meets eligibility criteria set by federal programs.
Sample Scenario ElementsMAL ProgramMBA ProgramSchool Counseling (MSC) ProgramClinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program
Credit hour needs 36 credit hours 36 credit hours 51 credit hours60 credit hours
Time to completion (semesters)3 semesters6 semesters5-6 semesters7-8 semesters
Time to completion (months)12 months24 months24 months28 or 32 months
Tuition cost by program$21,960$25,560$34,950$43,400
Maximum federal unsubsidized direct loan eligibility$34,000$41,000$41,000$61,500


Scholarships do not need to be paid back and are typically based on high academic achievement or special talent. Scholarships are available from a variety of organizations and we’re here to help you find opportunities that are right for you.

Business Relationship Scholarships up to $1,000 per academic year may be awarded to employees of certain designated employers identified as strategic partners of Bushnell University.

Bushnell University also maintains a list of more than 100 outside scholarships on our Outside Scholarships page.

Additional scholarship opportunities can be found through the following links:

Adventures in Education


Free Scholarship Searches

Student Scholarships


Grants do not need to be paid back and are available from federal sources for select graduate students.

Federal TEACH Grant

Grants up to $4,000 are awarded to students who are pursuing a degree that leads to teaching in a high-need field in a low-income district. Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater to qualify. Service obligation is required, please visit Federal Student Aid or contact the Financial Aid Office (finaid@bushnell.edu) for more details.

Student Loans

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

Designed to bridge the gap between the cost of attendance and your expected contribution, financial aid is something many Bushnell University graduate students rely on. Simply fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at www.fafsa.ed.gov using Bushnell University Federal School Code 003208. Then, working with the Financial Aid Office, we’ll help you get the best financial aid package available to you, including grants and scholarships.

Federal Stafford Direct Loans

Unsubsidized Stafford Direct Loans up to $20,500 per year are available to all eligible students who enroll at least half-time (3 credits/semester), and are not in default on any other student loans. Payments do not begin until six months after you graduate, withdraw from school, or fall below half-time status. A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling are required before your first semester at Bushnell University. For additional information regarding terms and conditions of the Federal Stafford Loan Program, please visit Federal Student Aid.

Graduate PLUS Loans

Available to graduate students who have filed a FAFSA and who pass a credit check. A PLUS loan requestMaster Promissory Note, and PLUS loan entrance counseling must be completed. PLUS loans can be borrowed up to the difference between the cost of attendance and any other financial aid you’re receiving. For additional information regarding terms and conditions of the Federal PLUS Loan Program, please visit Federal Student Aid.

Private Loans

Students seeking to borrow additional funds but who have exhausted all resources from the Federal Stafford Direct Loan programs may wish to consider borrowing from a private lender. This loan requires a credit check and often a cosigner. You may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received. Interest rates are variable and other rates, terms, and conditions will vary by lender. We encourage you to shop around for the best loan to fit your needs.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Eligibility begins with enrollment. To be eligible, you must be enrolled part-time (3 credits). Withdrawing or changing your schedule during the semester may change your financial aid. Continuation of financial aid requires Satisfactory Academic Progress.