Graduate Tuition and Fees

Excelsior College offers affordable graduate degrees that are designed to fit within a working adult's budget.

The table below offers a step-by-step breakdown of costs and tuition for non-military students. If you're a military servicemember (active-duty, guard and reserves) or military family member, please visit the Military fees and tuition page to find Excelsior's special rates for military students. If you are a Veteran, please find information on Veteran partnerships including tuition discounts on the Veteran fees and tuition page.

1. Application: Preliminary review of transcripts and training credits. Review includes projected outline of remaining degree requirements. $501
2. Tuition: Per credit tuition cost for all graduate courses.
3. Annual student services fee: Library services, graduate advising, and Master's degree program planning. Paid at enrollment and annually thereafter.
4. Graduation: Final review and processing of student records for degree conferral and issuance of diploma. $1302


1If you earned your associate degree in nursing or any bachelor's degree from Excelsior College, the graduate application fee is waived.

2All students are required to pay the graduation fee. Our annual Commencement ceremony is held In Albany in July. Registration is required if you wish to attend and there is a small fee for your cap and gown assessed at registration. For more Information visit our Commencement page.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Excelsior Helps You Control Costs

Excelsior College offers a range of programs and services to ensure that working adults have access to an affordable graduate education.

Financial Aid

Most Excelsior College students receive loans, scholarships, or other sources of financial aid. Call Financial Aid toll-free at (855) 323-9235.

Financial Aid


Excelsior College maintains partnerships with employers, colleges, military organizations, and other types of institutions. Students who are affiliated with partner organizations may be eligible for discounts on tuition, student fees, and other costs.

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Payment Plans

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