Financial Aid Information
The information listed below is a synopsis of available means of financing your Master’s Degree Program. For more information, please contact the appropriate offices.
All applicants for the Federal Direct Loan and other alternative loans should contact the Financial Aid Office at or visit the financial aid section of La Salle’s website at http://www.lasalle.edu/financialaid/content/grad_fin_aid.php.
Students who qualify should contact the Registrar’s Office for further information (215) 951-1020.
Career Services ((215) 951-1075) is available for assistance in job placement.
Counseling and Family Therapy Master’s Programs Tuition Reduction Grants
The Counseling and Family Therapy Master’s Programs awards several modest tuition remission grants to students based on academic credentials and financial need. Applications are available from the Program office. You are also required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid which can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office 215.951.1070.
All full time employees at La Salle receive tuition remission. This includes six graduate credits per semester. Job openings are posted outside the Human Resources Office on the first floor of the Administration Center located on the main campus.
The Graduate Program offers two assistantships based within the Psychology Department. Each assistantship carries a stipend of $1,500 per semester which will be applied to a student’s tuition and fees in the Graduate Program.
These assistantships carry a work requirement of approximately 8-10 hours per week during the semester that they are offered. Work responsibility may include some combination of administrative assistance, research assistance, and teaching assistance, depending upon departmental and program needs as well as the student’s goals, strengths, and schedule.
Interested persons should submit a statement of interest and other evidence of meeting the requirements of the position to the Director by July 1, for the Fall term. Submissions for the Spring semester must be received by December 15.
The department, at the discretion of the director, gives a grant for out-of-town students to assist with relocation expenses. The student would be notified of their receipt of this grant at the time of their acceptance into the program.
La Salle offers 30% off to teachers who work in the schools of Philadelphia Archdiocese. A letter from the principal is necessary each semester to confirm full time employment.
Gundaker Foundation Inc., a non-profit corporation of the Rotary District 745, offers several one year Graduate Award Grants. Applications must receive the endorsement of the District 745 Rotary Club. Contact your local club for information.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
If you have a recognized third party (employer, labor union, foundation, etc.) who is paying your tuition, you may send a copy of the “official notification” along with your invoice and credit will be applied to your invoice for the authorized amount of the award. Be sure to also enclose a check or other form of payment for any balance due. If the organization sends the payment at the end of the semester upon receipt of your grades, you must pay the tuition in full at the beginning of the semester. You can enroll in the Deferred Payment Plan or apply for financial aid to cover the tuition charges.
Employer Assisted Graduate Tuition Deferred Payment Plan
La Salle University has established a deferred payment plan for graduate students who qualify for tuition reimbursement from their employer. Students accepted into the plan may defer payment of the portion of their tuition reimbursable under their employers’ program until 45 days after the end of the semester. Any balance not covered under an employer education assistance plan must be remitted by the original due date. Additional information and the application can be found here: http://www.lasalle.edu/financeadmin/bursar/EmployerAssistedDPP.pdf
Deferred Payment Plan
The Deferred Payment Plan is offered by the University to provide a way to pay tuition and fees in monthly installments during the semester. The maximum amount that can be deferred is 75% of the semester educational expenses less any University student financial aid. To participate in the Deferred Payment Plan, the completed Promissory note form must be presented to the Office of Student and Accounts Receivable along with any required down payment (usually 25%). Then, three subsequent monthly payments are made during the semester. There is a twenty-dollar ($20) application fee, The Deferred Payment Plan Promissory Note is included with each semester invoice or can be printed from the La Salle website at www.lasalle.edu.
Tax Credit: Lifetime Learning Credit
Graduate students may be able to claim up to $2,000 of tax credit each year. Unlike a deduction, which reduces the amount of income subject to tax, a credit directly reduces the tax itself. The amount of the tax credit is gradually reduced if your modified adjusted gross income is between $41,000 and $51,000 ($82,000 and $102,000 if you file a joint return). For more information consult your tax accountant or check http://www.irs.gov.