Funding Opportunities

Chatham provides several ways to help fund your graduate degree. The resources on this page will guide you through the various funding opportunities available to students.

Funding Your Graduate Degree

At Chatham University, there are myriad ways to make funding your degree a reality—from graduate assistantships to fellowships to corporate discounts.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are awarded in the form of discounted tuition, split equally between fall and spring terms. Positions provide full-time students with valuable hands-on experiences, expanded learning opportunities, and professional growth possibilities.

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Scholarships & Fellowships

Some programs offer scholarships and fellowships that offset, completely or partially, the cost of tuition. These scholarships are competitive and may or may not come with associated duties. 

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Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Discount

Chatham is proud to offer discounts to students with Peace Corps and AmeriCorps experience. Awards range from 20-25% off tuition. For questions regarding eligibility, please contact your admissions counselor.

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Employer & Alumni Discount Programs

A 20% tuition discount on select programs is available for full-time employees and members of organizations who have partnered with Chatham University (provided all eligibility requirements are met) and students who have graduated from Chatham as an undergraduate.

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On-Campus Employment Opportunities

Chatham offers a limited number of paid graduate Student Employment positions in academic and administrative departments across campus. These positions are paid hourly, and individuals can work up to 19 hours per week.

Learn About On-Campus Employment


Military & Veteran Tuition Benefits

In recognition of service to our country, Chatham is pleased to participate in both the Yellow Ribbon program for Veterans and Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance (TA) program for active Service members.

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Federal TEACH Grant

Federal TEACH Grant will be awarded to interested students who reach out to the Office of Financial Aid. Students will be required to complete a TEACH grant application, where they acknowledge the terms of the TEACH grant and possible conversion to a Direct Loan if not fulfilled.

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Prior Learning Assessment

Chatham's Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program grants degree-seeking students the ability to be awarded academic credit for knowledge gained—from independent study, employment, volunteering, etc.—in advance of matriculating at Chatham.

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Contact Financial Aid

If you have questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid located at Braun Hall on the Shadyside Campus.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 412-365-2781
Fax: 412-365-1871
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