Graduate Tuition And Fees

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

Breakdown of graduate tuition and fees:

Cost Description
Admission Application Fee1 $50 Preliminary review of transcripts and training credits, including projected outline of remaining degree requirements.
Tuition $645 Per credit tuition cost for all graduate courses.
Student Services Annual Fee
$265 Library services, graduate advising, and master’s degree program planning. Paid at enrollment and annually thereafter.
Technology Fee $20 per course credit and per exam effective July 15, 2019 Final review and processing of student records for degree conferral and issuance of diploma.
Graduation Fee2 $130; $260 for students approved for conferral on or after August 26, 2019. Final review and processing of student records for degree conferral and issuance of diploma.

Fees subject to change without notice.

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

All 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.

Ways to Control Costs

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

Financial Aid

Most Excelsior College students receive loans, scholarships, or other sources of financial aid.

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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

Excelsior College offers payment plans to help working adults fit education costs comfortably within a household budget. You can pay tuition and/or fees in monthly installments, rather than in a lump sum.

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