SSA makes every effort to help students by offering exceptional scholarship assistance as well as facilitating other forms of financial assistance. Each year, SSA awards scholarships that range from full to partial tuition. Last year, 95 percent of master's students received merit- and need-based tuition scholarship/gift aid. The Schedule of Fees and Estimate of Expenses do not include scholarships or other forms of financial assistance, so the difference between the total amount listed and the amount a student might pay may be less.
|Tuition per quarter||Tuition per year|
|Full-Time AM Program (3 courses)||$14,726||$44,178|
|Part-time Day and EEP Programs (2 courses)||$10,527||$31,581|
|1 AM Program course||$6,343||$18,297|
|PhD Scholastic Residence||$14,726||$44,178|
|PhD Advanced Residence||$5,824||$17,472|
An estimate of expenses that a student in the full-time master's program or doctoral student in scholastic residence will incur during the course of the 2015-16 school year (based on a nine-month budget with a modest standard of living) is as follows:
|Student Life Fee||$1,089|
|One-time Lifetime Transcript Fee||$60|
|University Student Health Basic Insurance Plan (student only)||$3,432*|
|Room & Board||$14,130|
|Books & Supplies||$1,785|
|Commuting to and from field placement (includes CTA U-Pass fee for three quarters)||$2,337|
Total for a single student
* Amount subject to change.
All payments of tuition and fees must be completed by the due date indicated on the bill from the Office of the Bursar. If a student has not paid any account in full that is due to the University by the end of the billing cycle, restriction of further privileges or services may follow. The fees listed here are for the academic year 2015-16.