Tuition & Financial Aid

​The Priority Fellowship Consideration Deadline for all Graduate Programs is December 1, 2015. If you apply by December 1 you will receive an application decision by mid-December and you will receive priority consideration for fellowships.  You will be notified if you receive a fellowship after the Regular Application Deadline of February 1, 2016.

tuition and Fees

(FY 2015-16)*

Tuition= $1,498/credit

General Fee= $67 credit

Total= $1,565/credit

The number of credits vary per calendar year and degree program.

graduate fellowships

Graduate fellowships are based on both merit and need. Students are automatically considered by the Graduate Review Committee and will be awarded in early March Priority consideration will be given to applicants that submit their application materials before the December 1st Early Action deadline. Additionally a FAFSA filed after February 1 will delay the awarding of financial aid and may jeopardize the student's eligibility for fellowships.

Financial Aid for Graduate Programs

Follow these easy steps to apply for Financial Aid:

  • Prospective students planning to enter the graduate program in the summer of 2016 should complete the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) any time after January 1, 2015 and no later than February 1, 2016.
  • All new and returning students should submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA (for fall 2016/spring 2017/summer 2017) by May 1, 2016.
  • After submitting your FAFSA, you will receive a follow-up email from the U.S. Department of Education. Follow the email instructions to access your Student Aid Report (SAR). Review your SAR carefully to see if your FAFSA needs any corrections. If so, submit your corrections as soon as possible.
  • The SAR will also tell you if your FAFSA has been selected for verification. If selected, the college will request a Verification Worksheet and certain tax documents. Submit any requested verification documents within 30 days of your notice from the Financial Aid Office.
  • Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling at
  • Complete Direct Loan Subsidized/Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note (MPN) at
  • Complete Graduate PLUS Loan Request and MPN at

Helpful Hints:

  • or is the site to complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA is a FREE application.
  • Moore College’s FAFSA code is 003300.
  • The 2015-2016 FAFSA requires 2014 income data. The 2016-2017 FAFSA requires 2015 income data.The 2016-2017 FAFSA cannot be completed before January 1, 2016. 
  • The FSA ID, which consists of a user-created username and password, replaced the PIN effective May, 2015. It allows users to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid Web sites as well as electronically sign a FAFSA. While you are not required to have an FSA ID to complete and submit a FAFSA on the Web application, it is the fastest way to sign your application and have it processed. It is also the only way to access or correct your information online, or to pre-fill a FAFSA on the Web application with information from your previous year’s FAFSA.
  • An FSA ID can be created by visitng

How financial aid eligibility is determined:

Moore College of Art & Design participates in the Federal Direct Loan programs. To be eligible for federal student loans, a student must be matriculated into a Masters degree program and enrolled for at least three credits per term. A student is also required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); all colleges use this application to determine a student’s eligibility for federal student aid. Graduate students are encouraged to file the FAFSA by December 15 for their first summer term of enrollment at Moore and by May 1 for subsequent years.

All fees and charges not covered by financial aid are the responsibility of the student.

The aggregate Stafford Loan limit per year for graduate students is $20,500. The total aggregate loan limit (including loans for undergraduate study) is $138,500. A graduate candidate may borrow under the Federal Plus Loan Program if they are credit worth and remain eligible after the Stafford Loan(s) and other financial assistance have been deducted from the graduate student’s financial aid budget.

First-time borrowers at Moore College of Art & Design will be required to complete online entrance counseling. As part of default prevention, the federal government requires all students to complete this counseling before the institution can disburse any Federal Direct Loan proceeds. Information regarding completing online entrance counseling is available through the Financial Aid Office. Exit counseling is required upon graduation or separation for all students who have borrowed a Federal Direct Loan.

The Financial Aid Office utilizes the Moore email system to communicate with students. Students are encouraged to check their Moore email account regularly for important deadlines, requests, and announcements. Logging into Self-Service under Current Students will give students access to their account balance and financial aid information.

Graduate students must re-file the FAFSA each year they wish to borrow federal student loans.

More complete information about financial aid programs may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office at or 215-965-4041

*Tuition and fees are subject to change annually prior to the summer term.