Graduate Financial Aid

Helping you pay for JBU

We get it. Going to graduate school is a big investment. You deserve a transparent, helpful financial aid experience to make accurate decisions about your graduate education.

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How it works

We'll help you keep your tuition costs as low as possible while maximizing your financial aid potential. Have questions? Talk to an admissions counselor.

No hidden costs

What you see is what you get. We don't charge any extra fees, so you can accurately estimate how much you'll be investing in your education from the start.

Competitive tuition rates

Most people assume a private, Christian graduate program is more expensive, but JBU's rates are competitive with universities in the area. We strive to make tuition as affordable as possible while still providing the best possible education.

Loans, scholarships, & assistantships

In addition to student loans, you can use scholarships, grants and graduate assistantships to get the most out of the financial aid.

Financial aid for grad students

Scholarships & grants

Community Partnership Scholarship

Do you or a family member work for one of these organizations? You could be eligible to receive up to $2,500 per year toward your graduate tuition. 

Teacher education grants

Teacher Opportunity Program (TOP)
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education provides tuition reimbursement to Arkansas teachers or administrators for up to six credit hours per year, not to exceed $3,000. Apply online before June 1. Find more information here.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The US Department of Education provides grants to students who commit to teach for at least four years in a high-need field after graduation. Students must maintain at least a 3.25 GPA to receive and retain this scholarship. For more information, visit the website.

Graduate scholarships, assistantships & grants

There are a variety of scholarships for graduate students. Some of these scholarships are need-based, and some are based on merit.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
The Single Parent Scholarship Fund (SPSF) awards scholarships to low-income single parents pursuing post-secondary education in preparation for skilled employment. To apply for a scholarship or to get involved, contact your local SPSF affiliate. 

Native American Scholarships
Please contact your tribe to find out about the educational benefits available.

Students with Disabilities
Government website with information on financial aid for Americans with disabilities.

Minority Student Scholarships

Employer reimbursement

Many employers offer reimbursement to employees who pursue higher education. Please contact your employer to find out about the benefits offered.