Cost of Attendance for Graduate Programs

Students are urged to seek financial assistance early from the Office of Student Financial Services. Submitting your FAFSA as soon after October 1st for the filing year you plan to attend will encourage priority processing of your financial aid.  A chart detailing the institutional cost for the 2019-2020 academic year can be found below.

These fees are subject to annual revision.

Graduate ProgramsPer Credit Hour
MBA – Master of Bus. Administration (Online)$450
TLM – Teacher Leader Masters (Online)$345

Amounts below are subject to number of credits taken in an academic year:

Tuition and Fees$3,150 – $16,200
Living AllowanceUp to $15,690
Books and Supplies$250 per class
Personal/Misc. ExpensesUp to $600
TransportationUp to $825



Federal Direct Loans

The primary loan source for students in the Federal Direct Loan program. The following are the maximum borrowing amounts for this program:

  • Annual limit $20,500
  • Repayment begins six months after graduation, withdrawal or if you drop below half-time enrollment
  • Fixed rates
  • Origination fees may be deducted from your loan prior to each disbursement
  • Not based on financial need
  • Cumulative debt cannot exceed $138,500 (includes undergraduate borrowing)
  • Cost of attendance less any financial received in an academic year
  • Student should utilize all Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan funding first
  • Credit based loan – no adverse credit history
  • May require a cosigner
  • Fixed Rates
  • Not based on financial need

Private Student Loans

A private student loan is not a federal student loan but is funded through a private bank or other lending institution. Students are encouraged to utilize all Federal Direct Loans options before applying for private loans. Students who wish to borrow a private loan may visit FastChoice to learn more about the loan options that are available. The student is free to choose any lender. The University of Pikeville does not rank or recommend any lender.