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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.

Student Loans

As a graduate student, you may be eligible for a maximum yearly amount of $20,500 in Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan funding ($10,250 per semester).  Financial Aid eligibility is contingent upon full acceptance into your academic program, a minimum enrollment of 3 credits per semester and compliance with the Department of Education’s basic eligibility requirements (see: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/eligibility/requirements).  If you have specific questions regarding your Federal Direct loan eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 215-951-1070 or finserv@lasalle.edu.

Veteran’s Benefits

Students who qualify should contact the Financial Aid Office at 215.951.1070 or Financial Aid website for further information.

Job Placement

The Career Center (215) 951-1075) is available for assistance in job placement. https://www.lasalle.edu/student-life/career-center/

MSW Program Merit and Need-based Scholarships

The MSW Program awards modest scholarships to students based on academic, personal, and professional merit, and based on financial need.  Scholarships are awarded at the time of acceptance into the program.

Employment Opportunites

All full-time employees at La Salle receive tuition remission, which includes six graduate credits per semester.  Job openings can be found here: https://lasalle.peopleadmin.com/

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships may be available.
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.

Other Grants and Partnership Discounts

La Salle offers tuition discounts for employees of several local organizations. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for details: https://www.lasalle.edu/grad/connect/

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 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: https://www.lasalle.edu/studentaccounts/employer-graduate-tuition-deferral-payment-program/

Payment Plan

A Payment Plan is offered by the University to provide a way to pay tuition and fees in installments during the semester. For more information, contact: https://www.lasalle.edu/studentaccounts/payment-plan/

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.

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