Tuition, Fees, Financial Aid, and Health Insurance

2015-2016 Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $3,065 per 3-hour course ($1,021.67 per credit hour).  There is a $40 registration fee per semester.  Full-time students are assessed a $90 activity fee per semester.

There are three sessions held each summer and the tuition is $3,065 per 3-hour course ($1,021.67 per credit hour).  There is a $40 registration fee per session.

Student Health Insurance

St. Lawrence University, through Mercer, representing Nationwide Life, provides a comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan for all St. Lawrence University students.  Specific plan and cost information can be found at  The health insurance coverage is worldwide and will provide benefits at the University, at home, while traveling or while participating in sports, including intercollegiate sports.  Medical evacuation, repatriation and travel assistance are also provided to all participating students.  All students, undergraduate and graduate, are eligible for this plan, and, if needed, dependent coverage can be added.

All full-time graduate students are automatically enrolled in this program.  If a student already has equivalent comprehensive coverage, a waiver form must be completed at to eliminate the charge from the student account.  All other graduate students interested in obtaining the Student Health Insurance Plan should contact Student Financial Services at 315-229-5581 or by email at  Students interested in obtaining dependent coverage should contact Consolidated Health Plans at 1-800-633-7867.

Financial Aid

Graduate students seeking financial aid must be matriculated and enrolled at least half-time to be considered for Federal aid and most alternative loan programs.
Information regarding loans, state or federal loan forgiveness programs, work-study opportunities and other financial aid is available through St. Lawrence University's Financial Aid Office.

In addition to financial aid, a small number of graduate assistantships are available in the Department of Education. Completed applications are due by April 1 of the year prior to the year in which the assistantship is sought. For more information, contact Erin Basford, Administrative Associate, at 315-229-5061 or

Information about specialized coaching assistantships in St. Lawrence University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation may be secured from that departmental office in Augsbury Physical Education Center, 315-229-5421.   These graduate assistantships carry benefits including tuition remission for graduate courses in education.