Graduate Programs Financial Aid

Types of financial aid

Please click on the subheads below or the links at left to learn more details about each form of aid.


A loan is a form of financial assistance that requires repayment. Repayment of principal typically begins six months after the student is no longer attending school. Graduate students have a variety of loans available to them. Most students find that their financial obligations can be met by their Stafford Loan eligibility, but we’ve provided information about other loans here as well.

Student Employment

Opportunities for graduate students to be employed by Messiah College at its Mechanicsburg, Pa. campus.


A grant is a form of financial assistance that does not need to be repaid. Graduate students may be eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant program which has very specific requirements.

Private Scholarships

A scholarship is a form of financial assistance that does not need to be repaid. Visit the Messiah College General Scholarship Search Engine to locate available private scholarships.

Veteran's Benefits

Messiah College is happy to welcome veterans and/or their family members to our community. Veterans’ benefits may be used by those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, their spouses and dependents, and/or their surviving family members.

Tuition Reimbursement/Employer Assistance

Assistance is offered by many employers as an incentive to their employees to obtain their advanced degree. Messiah College offers a deferred tuition payment plan to students in cooperation with their employer.

Graduate Programs Discounts

Messiah College offers many graduate programs discounts to full-time graduate degree and certificate seeking students.