Financing Your Graduate Education

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Understanding the cost of a graduate program and how you will finance your graduate education is an important process. At the University of Hartford, most graduate students pursue financial support in the form of loans, scholarships and/or student employment. The Office of Graduate Admissions and Office of Student Financial Aid are committed to working with our graduate students to provide information and support regarding financing your education. UHart also has partnerships with many area employers offering a tuition reduction benefit for eligible employees. Below you will find information regarding tuition, payment plans, and various forms of financial aid and support for our graduate students. 

Graduate tuition and fees vary depending on the school and program of study. You can find out more about graduate tuition costs and fees in order to plan for your graduate studies.

The Office of Student Financial Aid is committed to your success. As a matriculated graduate student, you are generally eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan funds up to a maximum of $20,500 per year for most programs. Certain programs such as Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology may be eligible for a higher maximum. In order to be eligible for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid is awarded once you are registered for classes and once a total cost of attendance is determined. As you probably have questions about the financial aid process, we encourage you to explore the financial aid website and/or reach out to Financial Aid with additional questions at

We have various scholarship opportunities available for our graduate students, including our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice Scholarship and Hawk Alumni Scholarship. Many scholarship opportunities are also offered through our various graduate programs once you are admitted. 

The University of Hartford values contributions made by graduate students to the areas of service, teaching, and scholarship. There are various types of  student employment opportunities including graduate assistantships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships. Please explore the various opportunities below to learn more.  

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistants are service based employment opportunities. Many positions include office support roles within units such as admissions, career services, orientation, student conduct, residence life, housing operations, and the office of marketing and communication. Graduate Assistant position openings are usually posted within Handshake and can be viewed once you have confirmed your enrollment. The majority of positions are posted between April and August. We encourage you to visit and follow the University of Hartford's On-Campus Employment Profile to continually look for new opportunities.

Teaching Assistants

Teaching assistants provide support to faculty through various activities including teaching courses (with the support of a faculty member), grading coursework, hosting review sessions, and supporting student academic success in courses. Teaching assistants, also known as teaching interns, are a vital part of our academic community. 

Research Assistants

Research assistants, or research interns, support faculty research on campus. Research may be program or faculty lead and such opportunities teach our graduate students to learn about research based practices, how to engage and assist in the implementation of research. 

The University of Hartford has established admission partnerships with several regional companies including EdAssity by Bright Horizons, Aetna/CVS Health, Carrier (formerly UTC), Comcast, Frontier, Pfizer, Yale New Haven Health System, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Cigna, Eversource, Hartford Health Care, Kaman, Masonicare, The Hartford, and Travelers.

Partnerships include tuition reduction benefits for participating employers.

The Bursar’s Office is available to assist you with billing questions, payment information, and payment plan options once you are registered. We encourage you to view our current payment options in preparation for your studies.