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Financial Options

View 2019-20 tuition. Please note that course-by-course tuition is reassessed each academic year.

Payment Options

Acceptable forms of payment include:

  • Personal check
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards
  • Electronic bank draft

Students must be prepared to pay tuition in full. Student registration will not be considered complete unless full payment of tuition and fees is received.

Students paying via credit card will see their payment reflected in Sage 48 hours after the registration is processed. A Returned Check Fee of $25 will be charged if a payment is returned due to insufficient funds.

Course Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Students who wish to cancel their registration and receive a tuition refund must state their intention to withdraw by withdrawing from their course online using Sage or by completing a Course Drop Form and submitting it to Brandeis GPS. Tuition will be refunded according to the following schedule:

  • Withdrawal before the first Wednesday of the session, 100 percent refund
  • Withdrawal between the first Wednesday and following Tuesday of the session, 75 percent refund
  • Withdrawal on or after the second Wednesday of the session, no refund

Students can submit a refund request through Sage if they have a credit balance on their student account in Sage. The link to the refund request can be found in Sage's Student Center Finances section under "My Account". We encourage students to utilize direct deposit to expedite the refund process.  Students who choose to utilize direct deposit must verify their bank information carefully as Brandeis GPS does not have the ability to edit this information once the refund request has been submitted. When applicable, refund policies of the state where online learning students reside will be used to calculate any applicable refunds. View state policies (PDF)

Financial Options

There are numerous ways to help finance your education. The following options may be right for you:

  • Federal loans (including the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan) 
  • Credit-based private loans 
  • Employer reimbursement 

For detailed loan application instructions, we highly suggest reviewing the following forms:

2019-20 Financial Aid Instruction Sheet (PDF)

2019-20 Federal Direct Stafford Loan Application For Graduate Professional Studies (PDF)

Tax Deductions

Some students may be eligible for an income-tax deduction or a tax credit. Consult the appropriate state or federal agency or your own tax adviser for further information.

Additional Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement for Students Receiving Financial Aid

Federal regulations require that a student receiving federal assistance make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with standards set by the university. The Division of Graduate Professional Studies is responsible for monitoring academic progress within its graduate programs. To receive federal funding, students must successfully complete two courses (B- or higher) in each term in which they receive federal loans. If they fail to successfully complete two courses in a term in which they receive federal loans, they will be allowed to receive federal loans for the next term but will be placed on probation. If they fail to successfully complete two courses during the probationary term, they will lose eligibility for federal loans from this point forward. Students may submit an appeal if there are extenuating circumstances that prevented them from successfully completing coursework for two subsequent terms.

Contact Information:

For more information about loan options and eligibility, please contact Linna Tran, Financial Aid Counselor at ltran@brandeis.edu or 781-736-8754.

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