Tuition & Financial Aid

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The online programs at CGU are designed to be of the highest caliber while also being accessible and affordable. As such, we offer a variety of financial aid options in an effort to offset the cost of attendance. In the 2015–2016 academic calendar year alone, we awarded over $11 million in annual fellowships, with more than 75% of students receiving an award.

All applicants are considered for aid. If you’d like to learn how you might qualify for financial assistance, please call a financial aid officer at 909-621-8337 or email us at for more information.

Tuition & Fees

2019-2020 Tuition 2019-2020 Student Fees (Per Semester) Enrollment Deposit (Non Refundable)
Cost per unit: $1,980 Student Fee: $245
Technology Fee: $125
Fee: $300

Financial Aid

Federal Programs

  • Federal Direct loans
  • The Graduate PLUS Loan


  • $24,000 guaranteed CGU fellowship for students enrolling in the Fall of 2019.

Scholarships (External)

  • There are many different sources of external scholarships for graduate programs. Please reach out to your Enrollment Advisor for more information.

Military Fellowship

Yellow Ribbon Program All schools at Claremont Graduate University participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-911 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and the VA will match the same amount as the institution.

You may be eligible if:

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months.
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-911 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

The Post-911 GI Bill pays up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition and fees. You may have tuition and fees that exceed that amount if you are attending a private institution, graduate school or attending in an out-of-state status. If you are enrolled at a Yellow Ribbon participating institution and the tuition and fees exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition or fees, additional funds may be available for your education program without an additional charge to your entitlement.

Institutions that voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with the VA choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. The VA will match that amount and issue payment directly to the institution.

Contact Rosie Ruiz ( for more information on how to apply.

For further information, visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Additional Opportunities

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Employer Tuition Assistance

Learn more about the cost and aid for the program you are interested in pursuing.

Master of Science in Information Systems & Technology (MSIST)

Master of Science in Evaluation & Applied Research (MSEVAL)

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