2014–15 College of Professional Studies tuition

Adult undergraduate degrees — $635 per credit hour

  • You may be eligible for tuition reimbursement through your workplace. Contact your human resources department for more information.
  • Apply for financial aid and your eligibility for both federal and state grants and federal student loans will be determined.
  • Learn more about Marquette's monthly payment plan.

Marquette advisors are available to help you identify the best combination of financial resources available to supplement your contribution to the cost of a Marquette education.  For more information, call Marquette Central at (414) 288-4000, or visit www.marquette.edu/mucentral.

How to Apply

Applying for financial aid is an easy three step process:

  1. Register for a PIN. Your Personal Identification Number or PIN will serve as your electronic signature on your FAFSA application. Apply for your PIN online at www.pin.ed.gov
  2. Complete your FAFSA.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at www.fafsa.gov.
  3. Receive your aid notification.  When you have submitted your FAFSA and been accepted into the university as a degree seeking student, you will be notified via your Marquette email to view your aid on CheckMarq.  Of the aid sources listed, you will have the opportunity to decline any type of aid you do not wish to receive.  All grant assistance has already been accepted for you.

If you have questions or you do not have access to the online application, please contact Marquette Central at (414) 288-4000 for assistance.

Federal Aid Sources

The paragraphs below are designed to provide basic information about the aid that is offered at Marquette. An introductory paragraph is provided below for each general aid type with more descriptive paragraphs to explain the various programs categorized under each aid type.

Grants

A grant is a type of need-based financial aid that does not have to be repaid. All grant assistance is automatically accepted for students on CheckMarq.

  • Federal Pell Grant
    Recipients must demonstrate financial need, not hold a prior bachelor's degree, and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students selected by the U.S. Department of Education for verification will need to have the accuracy of the information confirmed before a Federal Pell Grant can be paid. The final Pell Grant award will be based on enrollment at the close of late registration each term. The amount of your grant will be credited directly to your bursar account.
    http://www.marquette.edu/mucentral/financialaid/ugrad_grants_pell.shtml
  • Wisconsin Tuition Grant
    Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time, demonstrate financial need, not hold a prior bachelor's degree, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and be certified as eligible by the Wisconsin State Higher Education Aids Board (HEAB). The grant can only be used to cover tuition. The amount of your grant will be credited directly to your bursar account.
    http://www.marquette.edu/mucentral/financialaid/ugrad_grants_wtg.shtml
  • Study Grants

    The Marquette University College of Professional Studies offers a limited number of $1,000 Adult Learner Study Grants each session and/or term throughout the academic year. Grant recipients are selected primarily on the basis of financial need, academic performance and your personal statement.

    Each recipient may renew the study grant without limit. Renewal is not guaranteed. The student is responsible for submitting an application each time they wish to be considered. Please direct questions to the College of Professional Studies at (414) 288-3153.

    To be eligible, candidates must meet the following criteria:

    • Student must show financial need as demonstrated on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Student must be admitted to the College of Professional Studies.
    • Student must be degree-seeking status with the intention of earning a bachelor's degree from Marquette University.
    • Student must have a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average at Marquette University.
    • Student must be in good academic standing.
    • Student must be registered for courses in the applicable session/term.

    Applications must be received two weeks prior to the beginning of the term/session. You can email your application to your College of Professional Studies academic adviser or submit it to the College of Professional Studies office in the 707 Building, Room 403 via mail or fax:

    College of Professional Studies
    Marquette University
    707 N. 11th St., Room 403
    P.O. Box 1881
    Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
    Fax: (414) 288-3298

Loans

A loan is a type of financial aid that has to be repaid. Students who accept loans will be asked to sign a promissory note (a legal obligation to repay) and in some cases also complete loan entrance counseling. The process for each loan may vary. Upon graduation or withdrawal from the university, students may also be required to complete loan exit counseling.

  • William D. Ford Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
    Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program, must not be in default on a federal education loan or owe an overpayment on a federal education grant, demonstrate financial need, be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and must meet other general eligibility requirements for the Federal Student Aid programs. The amount of your loan will be credited directly to your bursar account. http://www.marquette.edu/mucentral/financialaid/ugrad_loans_subsidized.shtml
  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
    Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program, must not be in default on a federal education loan or owe an overpayment on a federal education grant, be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and must meet other general eligibility requirements for the Federal Student Aid program. The amount of your loan will be credited directly to your bursar account.
    http://www.marquette.edu/mucentral/financialaid/ugrad_loans_unsubsidized.shtml
  • Alternative Loans
    These are non-federal educational loans available from a variety of lending institutions. Although minimums and maximums vary for these loan programs, all require a satisfactory credit history. The amount of your loan will be credited directly to your bursar account.
    http://www.marquette.edu/mucentral/financialaid/ugrad_loans_alt.shtml

Additional Resources


Association of Marquette University Women Scholarship — Approximately $2,500 for junior (60-99 credits) women beginning their senior year in Fall 2014 who are enrolled full-time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Student application deadline is February 14, 2014.

Ethnic Alumni Association Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Scholarship – Up to three awards of up to $2,000 each for students of color who are enrolled full-time with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. At least one award will go to an Educational Opportunity Program student and one to a non-EOP student. Student application deadline is February 14, 2014.

Marquette University Women’s Council Scholarship – A renewable tuition scholarship of approximately $3,000 annually for a non-traditional female undergraduate student. Student application deadline is February 14, 2014.

Association of Marquette University Women Ignatian Leadership Award — Award for a senior woman (graduating in 2014) enrolled full-time who excels academically and demonstrates leadership and service to the Marquette and Milwaukee (or her hometown) communities and strives to live out the Ignatian ideals. Faculty/staff nomination is required along with student application. Nomination/application deadline is March 21, 2014.

Pedro Arrupe Award — Award for a junior in good standing and enrolled full-time who emulates the values and ideals of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., and is involved in service in and beyond the Marquette community. Faculty/staff nomination is required along with student application and essay. Nomination/application deadline is March 21, 2014.

The Office of Student Financial Aid has a number of additional resources available on their website at www.marquette.edu/mucentral.

Bursar's Office

The Office of the Bursar is responsible for processing your payments, sending out semester bills for your tuition, fees, and housing, and crediting your account with any financial aid you receive. For more information regarding payment policies and methods, contact Marquette Central at (414) 288-4000 or visit www.marquette.edu/mucentral.

Student profiles

Charlotte Tisdale

Organization & Leadership Student,
Purchasing Manager,
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“The College of Professional Studies has brought together a diverse group of people who share a desire to learn and grow. The college helped me realize that at any age, you can change and enrich your life through education and fellowship.”


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Marquette University College of Professional Studies
707 Building, Room 403
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3153 or (800) 793-6450, extension 2
FAX: (414) 288-3298