Cost for Graduate Students

Advanced degrees will help you to skip steps and jump ahead in your career field. Learn more about the costs and financial aid process for graduate students. Explore the financial profiles and breakdowns below to see how investing in our graduate programs is affordable. 

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Online Masters Student

Meet Jada

Business Administration graduate, Jada now lives in Yankton, South Dakota, and works full-time at a clinic. She is pursuing a Masters in Health Care Administration to help her advance her career.

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Traditional Masters Student

Meet Kai

Kai is Graduate Assistant helping coach our nationally ranked Women's Soccer Program while he pursues a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology degree. 

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Online Masters Student

Meet Dillion

RN-BSN program graduate and single dad, Dillion is a full-time nurse in Decatur, Nebraska, who is working to become a Family Nurse Practitioner by earning a Master of Nursing Practice degree.

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Meet Tyler

Tyler is new to Sioux City. He earned an undergraduate degree at another university, but is now pursuing his Doctor of Physical Therapy and attending classes at our Mayfair Satellite Campus

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Cost

Master of Arts in Management: Human Resources | Direct Expense

The cost breakdown below outlines the direct expenses Master of Arts in Human Resources students will receive from Briar Cliff University. Total tuition and fees costs will vary with each student, depending on the total number of credit hours the student is taking. Full time is defined as any student taking at least 9 credit hours per semester. 

Costs

2020 - 2021

2021-2022

Tuition Per Credit Hour $400 $410
Student Fees Per Credit Hour $60 $60

The information provided is not a bill. Briar Cliff University reserves the right to modify the cost of attendance without prior notice.

$470 Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour

Master of Arts in Management: Leadership | Direct Expense

 The cost breakdown below outlines the direct expenses Master of Arts in Leadership students will receive from Briar Cliff University. Total tuition and fees costs will vary with each student, depending on the total number of credit hours the student is taking. Full time is defined as any student taking at least 9 credit hours per semester.

Costs

2020 - 2021

2021-2022

Tuition Per Credit Hour $400 $410
Student Fees Per Credit Hour $60 $60

The information provided is not a bill. Briar Cliff University reserves the right to modify the cost of attendance without prior notice.

$470 Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour


Master of Arts in Management: Sports Management | Direct Expense

The cost breakdown below outlines the direct expenses Master of Arts in Sports Management students will receive from Briar Cliff University. Total tuition and fees costs will vary with each student, depending on the total number of credit hours the student is taking. Full time is defined as any student taking at least 9 credit hours per semester.

Costs

2020 - 2021

2021-2022

Tuition Per Credit Hour $400 $410
Student Fees Per Credit Hour $60 $60

 The information provided is not a bill. Briar Cliff University reserves the right to modify the cost of attendance without prior notice.

$470 Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour

Master of Health Administration Program | Direct Expense

The cost breakdown below outlines the direct expenses Master of Health Administration students will receive from Briar Cliff University. Total tuition and fees costs will vary with each student, depending on the total number of credit hours the student is taking. Full time is defined as any student taking at least 9 credit hours per semester. 

Costs

2020 - 2021

2021-2022

Tuition Per Credit Hour $400 $410
Student Fees Per Credit Hour $60 $60

The information provided is not a bill. Briar Cliff University reserves the right to modify the cost of attendance without prior notice.

$470 Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour  

 

Master of Science in Exercise Physiology | Direct Expense

The cost breakdown below outlines the direct expenses Master of Science in Exercise Physiology students will receive from Briar Cliff University. Total tuition and fees costs will vary with each student, depending on the total number of credit hours the student is taking. Full time is defined as any student taking at least 9 credit hours per semester. 

Costs

2020 - 2021

2021-2022

Tuition Per Credit Hour $400 $410
Student Fees Per Credit Hour $60 $60

The information provided is not a bill. Briar Cliff University reserves the right to modify the cost of attendance without prior notice.

$470 Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour  

Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner | Direct Expense

The cost breakdown below outlines the direct expenses Nurse Practitioner students earning master's degree or certification will receive from Briar Cliff University. Total tuition and fees costs will vary with each student, depending on the total number of credit hours the student is taking. Full time is defined as any student taking at least 9 credit hours per semester. 

Costs

2020 - 2021

2021-2022

Tuition Per Credit Hour $525 $525
Student Fees Per Credit Hour $60 $60
Clinic Fee Per Clinical Credit Hour $75 $75

The information provided is not a bill. Briar Cliff University reserves the right to modify the cost of attendance without prior notice.

$585 - $660 Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour

Doctor of Nursing Practice | Direct Expense

The cost breakdown below outlines the direct expenses Doctor of Nursing Practice students will receive from Briar Cliff University. Total tuition and fees costs will vary with each student, depending on the total number of credit hours the student is taking. Full time is defined as any student taking at least 9 credit hours per semester. 

 

Costs

 2020 - 2021

 2021-2022

 Tuition Per Credit Hour  $525  $525
Student Fees Per Credit Hour   $60  $60
Clinic Fee Per Clinical Credit Hour   $75  $75

The information provided is not a bill. Briar Cliff University reserves the right to modify the cost of attendance without prior notice.

$585 - $660 Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour

 

Other Indirect Expense Estimates

The table below breaks down the other estimated living expenses that students will need to budget during a year of graduate school. Indirect costs estimates below are consistent with budget components set by the Iowa College Aid Commission. The actual cost of attendance may be substantially less and will vary with each person.

Indirect Costs

2020 - 2021

2021 - 2022

Estimated Room & Board $9,390 $9,582
Estimated Books & Supplies $1,830 $1,800
Estimated Transportation $2,678 $2,618
Estimated Personal/Miscellaneous $1,180 $1,326
Loan Fee (If applicable) $336 $149

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy | Direct and Indirect Expenses

The cost breakdown below outlines both the direct expenses Doctor of Physical Therapy students will receive from Briar Cliff University and the other estimated living expenses that students will need to budget for each year they are in school. The total tuition and fees costs will vary depending on the credit hours and the total number of indirect expenses will vary with lifestyle of each student. The chart below will help you estimate your investment and create your budget plan.

2021- 2022 

Year 1 

Year 2 

 Year 3

Tuition and Fees 

$35,002

$37,444

$35,816 

Estimated Books & Supplies

$2,404

$1,316

$969

Estimated Personal Expenses 

$5,928

$6,503

$6,828

Estimated Living Expenses

$13,530

$14,760 

$13,530

Estimated Transportation & Travel

$3,350

$3,800 

$5,350 

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance

$60,214 

 $66,265

 $62,593

 

2020- 2021

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Tuition and Fees

$35,002

$39,886

$35,816

Estimated Books & Supplies

$2,220

$2,664

$2,664

Estimated Personal Expenses

$2,781

$2,070

$2,070

Estimated Living Expenses

$11,050

$13,260

$13,260

Estimated Transportation & Travel

$3,230

$3,876

$3,876

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance

$53,283

$61,756

$57,686

 

The information provided is not a bill. Briar Cliff University reserves the right to modify the cost of attendance without prior notice. Tuition and fees are re-assessed annually and are subject to change. The estimated personal expenses includes Loan Fee Allowance and Personal Allowance. The Estimated Transportation & Travel includes health insurance, loan fees, immunizations, professional memberships, parking, clinical research travel and conference travel. University Graduation Fees are additional.

$814 Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour

What You Actually Pay

The annual costs outlined above can be covered in one of two ways. We recommend working with your family to figure out what amount you can afford to cover throughout the next year. From there, our financial services team will help navigate the financial aid and loan options available to help cover your remaining balance. These are limited to grant and scholarship money available for every level of graduate school. Loans are borrowed money that have to be paid back. 

Once you are accepted into Briar Cliff University, your individual program, and completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), you can expect to receive your personal financial aid award letter. Your award letter will show you the financial aid options available to you. Don't hesitate to contact our Financial Services Team, if you have any questions.

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