Skip to content Close

Request Info Today

Step 1 of 2

Submitting this form constitutes your express written consent to receive phone calls and/or text messages from Judson University at the phone number(s) provided, including a wireless number, regarding furthering your education. You understand and agree that these calls may be generated using automated technology.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Judson promises affordability

Apply now and start classes soon

Request Info Today

Step 1 of 2

Submitting this form constitutes your express written consent to receive phone calls and/or text messages from Judson University at the phone number(s) provided, including a wireless number, regarding furthering your education. You understand and agree that these calls may be generated using automated technology.

How much does Judson cost?

We get it. Keeping your promise to further your education comes at a cost. At Judson, we promise to keep our tuition highly competitive with similar programs, and to be upfront with you about what you’ll pay for your degree. Your tuition will vary depending on how you complete your degree, as seen below.

  • Associate Degree Cost

    $450 per credit hour

  • Bachelor’s Degree Cost

    $545 per credit hour

  • Master’s Degree Cost

    $685 per credit hour

Judson University

Named a Best Value School
by U.S. News & World Report

Can I afford a Judson education?

Thanks to Judson’s flexible, accelerated model, you’ll find that our tuition is highly competitive with other programs. Plus, you may be eligible for a variety of financial aid sources to help lower your out-of-pocket costs even further.


What kind of assistance am I eligible for?

The best way to find out what aid you’re eligible for is to submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and apply to Judson. Once you’ve done that, Judson promises to work one-on-one with you to assemble your ideal aid package from one or more of these sources:

Federal and state grants

A grant is “free money” provided by the government (federal and/or state) that you don’t have to pay back. You may be eligible for grants based on your financial need.

Loans

You can use federal loans to cover both tuition costs and educational expenses not covered by other financial aid. You start repaying your loans six months after a student graduates, or is enrolled less than half-time, or stops taking courses.

Banks and other institutions may offer private loans to cover your educational costs. However, because of the interest and deferment benefits available with federal loans, Judson strongly encourages you to maximize your federal aid opportunities before seeking private loans.

Employer tuition reimbursement and discounts

Check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement or assistance. In most cases, we can work with your employer to set up a plan to pay us directly, making it even easier for you.

Judson has agreements with many organizations to offer a 5% tuition discount to employees who enroll in Division of Professional Studies programs:

Does your employer offer a discount? Find out below.

Find your employer
  • Advocate Health Care
  • AT&T
  • Awana International
  • Ball Horticultural Company
  • Centegra Health System
  • Children’s Home & Aid
  • City of Elgin
  • City of Rockford
  • Claire’s Stores, Inc.
  • Clearbrook
  • Computer Systems Institute
  • Crusader Community Health
  • Crystal Clean
  • DuPage Medical Group
  • Elgin Community College
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC
  • Firstsource Transaction Services
  • Fox Valley Fire & Safety
  • Gail Borden Public Library
  • Harlem School District 122
  • Hoffer Plastics
  • Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
  • Intren
  • KCT Credit Union
  • Landstar
  • LSI (Lending Solutions, Inc.)
  • McHenry County College
  • NISRA (Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association)
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • OSF HealthCare
  • PCI (Packaging Coordinators, Inc.)
  • Rockford Health System
  • Rockford Public Schools
  • Rock Valley College
  • SwedishAmerican
  • SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA
  • Taylor Company
  • United States Postal Service
  • UPS
  • Village of Bloomingdale
  • Village of Carpentersville
  • Village of Schaumburg
  • Wesley Willows
  • Windsor Park Manor

Outside scholarships

Many private scholarships go unclaimed or unused each year. We can help you research private scholarship opportunities you can apply to your Judson account.

How do I know I'm getting a good value?

  • Top 20

    Top 20 in Illinois
    Best College for the Money by College Factual

  • Best Online Colleges

    Best Online Colleges in Illinois, 2018 BestColleges.com

  • 99%+

    Judson students who qualify for financial aid

Learn what aid you’re eligible for. Complete your FAFSA today.

Use Judson’s FAFSA code: 001700


How does financial aid work?

Completing your FAFSA is the most important thing you can do to begin the financial aid process. Here’s how to begin:

Step 1

Have your personal information ready

To complete your FAFSA, you’ll need:

  • Your social security number or alien registration number
  • Your driver’s license number
  • Records of your income, which may include:
    • Tax records
    • Child support, interest, veterans benefits, and other untaxed income
    • Savings and checking account balances and other assets
Step 2

Complete the FAFSA

Go to fafsa.ed.gov and start your FAFSA by creating a username and password.

Judson University’s FAFSA code is: 001700.

Step 3

Receive your student aid report (SAR)

After you submit your FAFSA, you’ll get a SAR within three to five days. Your SAR gives you basic information about your eligibility. Judson will also receive your FAFSA and SAR info, and will contact you with any questions.

Step 4

Receive aid upon admission to Judson

Once you are admitted to Judson, we can officially award you with your financial aid and follow up with you on any additional details.


Which type of aid is best for you?

Does it need to be repaid?
Does it require a completed FAFSA?
Is eligibility based on income?
Grants

Does it need to be repaid?

No

Does it require a completed FAFSA?

Yes

Is eligibility based on income?

Yes

Federal Loans

Does it need to be repaid?

Yes

Does it require a completed FAFSA?

Yes

Is eligibility based on income?

No

Private Loans

Does it need to be repaid?

Yes

Does it require a completed FAFSA?

No

Is eligibility based on income?

Sometimes

Scholarships

Does it need to be repaid?

No

Does it require a completed FAFSA?

Sometimes

Is eligibility based on income?

Sometimes


Who can help me with financial aid?

Judson’s financial aid team includes counselors who specialize in working with adult students. They will be your go-to resource when you need answers to specific, personal financial aid questions.