Paying For An Online School

As experts in online education, Grantham has received numerous awards and recognitions—all while making sure education is affordable. At Grantham, you’ll find one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation1 without sacrificing quality. Our generous transfer policy gives you credit where credit is due, and in some cases, you could be up to 75% closer to earning your degree before even starting your program. We put life-changing education within reach and have several ways to save, including:

Tuition Rates

We work to eliminate the financial barriers to education by offering low tuition and one simple resource fee that covers all your textbook and technology costs. And if you’re eligible for Grantham’s Heroes Program, your cost of education goes down even further.

Undergraduate/Graduate Tuition Rates
Military Rate* $250/credit hour
Veteran Rate* $250/credit hour
First Responders and Civil Servant Rate* $250/credit hour
Licensed or Certified Patient Care Worker Rate* $250/credit hour
Undergraduate Rate $295/credit hour
Graduate Rate $350/credit hour

*Heroes Program Rate (military, veterans, first responders, civil servants, licensed or certified patient care workers, and their spouses/dependents) $250/credit hour.

Resource Fee*2 $50 per credit hour
Returned Check $25
Stop Payment Request Fee $25
Graduation Fee (degree)** $80
Graduation Fee (certificate) $25
Electronic transcript $10
Paper copy of transcript $15
Replacement Diploma $25
Late Payment $5
International Shipping Fee*** $50 per course

* Non-refundable fee. Estimated cost based on current rates and cost of books.
** Includes: diploma, final requirements review, official transcript and commencement.
*** If charged, not subject to refund after seventh class day.


2Grantham University's Resource Fee covers the cost of the following:

  • Student Advisor services, including after-hours and weekend support
  • Textbooks and/or e-books
  • Supplies, kits and other required materials outlined in the course syllabus
  • Microsoft Office student license
  • Teaching and Learning Center, including access to services
  • Materials accessible through the Library Resource Center
  • Services for required proctored examinations
  • Career Services, including the Career Launch program


Textbook Fee Opt Out

While the Resource Fee is nonrefundable, students may elect to opt out of the textbooks and/or e-books that are provided for each course*. Students electing to opt out will receive a credit of $50 per course on their student account. Students who opt out are still responsible for procuring applicable course materials. Required textbook and material information can be found by going to the University Bookstore and checking the Textbook Pricing sheet.

*Certain courses are not eligible for opt out based on required course materials.

Applying for Financial Aid

Your education is too important to take chances with your financing options.

At Grantham University, we want to help you find the right solution for financing your college education. There are a number of federal grants and loans available, and we would love to come alongside you and walk you through the application and awarding process - step by step.

Step 1: FSA Options

From scholarships to Federal Student Aid (FSA) to programs for military members and veterans, there are a number of financing options out there. Here, we'll focus on FSA-related financing.
Do I Qualify for FSA?
FA Eligible Programs
Federal Grants
Federal Loans


Step 2: Applications & Expectations

Financial Aid Awarding Process
FSA Award Package
FSA Disbursements


Step 3: Rights & Responsibilities

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
FA Student Consumer Information


Course Materials

University Bookstore
Textbook Pricing


Let Us Help

For assistance with the Federal Student Aid process or to discuss the financing options available to you, contact Grantham’s Office of Financial Aid today at (866) 850-2980 or email us at

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Scholarship Opportunities

Grantham University is proud to offer the following legacy, memorial and partner scholarships. These scholarships provide qualifying recipients with the opportunity to earn a degree or certificate in one of 60+ different online programs. If you have a membership with one of the following organizations, or qualify for one of our legacy or memorial scholarships, click the link below to see how we can help you achieve your educational dreams and create a better future for you and your family.

The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Project was born out of a life well-lived. Army Specialist Spencer C. Duncan was living his dream of making a difference in this world when he was killed in action on August 6, 2011. Since that time, we have heard numerous stories of people who have taken the Make It Count message and asked themselves what they can do to make each day count in their lives. More Details

Accepting Applications

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2020

In honor of the late Gene Jewett, a thought leader, early advocate of online education, and Grantham board member, Grantham University is pleased to offer the Eugene “Gene” Jewett Memorial Scholarship for Business Students. More Details

Accepting Applications

Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is partnering with Grantham University to offer one of its members a full scholarship to the University. The scholarship recipient will also receive a laptop computer provided by Purchasing Power and AFGE. More Details

Closed Applications

Open: Spring 2020

The National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) is partnering with Grantham University to award two full graduate scholarships. One scholarship is for an active NGAUS member. The second scholarship is for a spouse of an active member. Scholarship value depends on degree selected and credits transferred. More Details

Closed Applications


In honor of the late General David “Bull” Baker, U.S. Air Force, a POW who dedicated his life to honorably serving his country and the pursuit of knowledge by supporting continuing education for service members, Grantham University has created the David “Bull” Baker Memorial Scholarship. More Details

Closed Applications


In honor of the founding dean of the Grantham College of Nursing, Grantham University has created the Dr. Susan Fairchild Nursing Scholarship. Dr. Susan Fairchild joined Grantham University in August 2009 when she was asked to come out of retirement to develop the University’s nursing programs. More Details

Closed Applications


Federally Employed Women (FEW) is partnering with Grantham University to award three FEW members a Certificate scholarship or three $5000 scholarships toward either an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University. Scholarship value depends on the degree selected and credits transferred. More Details

Closed Applications


The Enlisted Association of the National Guard (EANGUS) is partnering with Grantham University to award two full undergraduate or graduate scholarships to the University. The scholarship value depends on the degree selected and credits transferred. More Details

Closed Applications


Grantham Heroes Program

Educating all kinds of Heroes

Grantham University proudly continues our long-held tradition of serving those who keep our country and communities safe. We believe all heroes deserve to maximize their education and their lives. So, for all military ranks and branches, first responders, licensed or certified patient care workers, and the heroic wives, husbands and children who make sacrifices, too, our Heroes Program puts quality online education – and exciting, fulfilling futures – well within reach.

To lower your cost of education, the program offers a special Hero tuition of $250 per credit hour (for both undergraduate and graduate programs), plus complimentary textbooks and software, and no technology fees. Grantham further reduces your out-of-pocket expense through scholarship opportunities and credit for military training, experience and prior college coursework. The Heroes Program also offers a no-cost Prior Learning Assessment evaluation of possible transfer credit for knowledge you already have. You’ll minimize both your time to graduation and your cost in getting there.

Quality online education served up in the most affordable manner possible – it’s just one reason why more heroes choose Grantham.


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Heroes Program Eligibility

Eligibility for the Grantham Heroes program will be determined by the Financial Aid Office at the time of admission to the university and will continue as long as the student remains enrolled.

Contact an admissions representative today at 1-888-Y-GRANTHAM or by email at to explore how we can help make education more affordable for you!

We're Accredited + Respected

Grantham is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Other credentials include:

Grantham University is accredited by DEAC, NCSARA, ABET and has received numerous awards.