Tuition for Fall and Spring Evening Classes

Part-time College of Professional Studies students are assessed a special tuition rate that is two-thirds of the regular rate for the academic year for up to six hours of night classes per semester.

Tuition for undergraduate classes that are not under the sponsorship of the College of Professional Studies (i.e., day classes), or for more than six and less than 12 hours of classes, is assessed at the regular per credit-hour rate. Students who enroll in 12-18 hours of classes are assessed full-time tuition.

Tuition for select programs are charged on a per credit hour basis, even when enrolled for 12 or more hours. The tuition for these programs are also assessed at a reduced rate.

Special Tuition Rate for Teachers and School Administrators

Teachers and school administrators who are employed full time in public or private elementary or secondary schools and enroll as part-time students at Creighton may receive a tuition discount of 50 percent for three semester hours of course work each semester (fall and or spring) and unlimited hours in summer. This discount may not be taken in addition to the regular College of Professional Studies discount. Students must complete an “Application for Teacher Improvement Remission” form verifying full-time employment status each term. These forms are available in the Business Office (402.280.2707) or the College of Professional Studies (402.280.2424).

Special Tuition for Post-Baccalaureate Elementary Education and Secondary Education Majors

Persons who hold a bachelors degree with at least a 2.50 GPA who are interested in becoming elementary or secondary teachers, are eligible for a 50 percent tuition discount for all major requirements. This discount may not be taken in addition to the regular College of Professional Studies discount. Students must be accepted into the major as well as accepted as certificate-seeking students to the University. Contact the College of Professional Studies for an information packet (800.637.4279 or 402.280.2424) or the Education Department at Creighton University for more information about major requirements (402.280.2820).

Special Tuition Rate for Persons in Ministry

Persons who work on a consistent basis in certain ministries may receive a tuition discount of 50 percent off the regular rate for up to nine semester hours of Theology courses each semester. This discount may not be taken in addition to the regular College of Professional Studies discount. An application for remission must be completed each semester. Contact the College of Professional Studies for information on specific criteria. Contact the Graduate School (402.280.2870) for information on the special rates for graduate courses.

Special Tuition Rate for Parents of Creighton Undergraduate Students

Parents of full-time Creighton University students in the College of Arts & Sciences, Heider College of Business, and College of Nursing are eligible to take one day or evening undergraduate course on a space-available basis each semester for $300 plus fees. Books and supplies are extra. Contact the College of Professional Studies at 402.280.2424 or 800.637.4279 for more information.

Full-Time, Part-Time Status

Undergraduate students are considered part time when registered for 11 or fewer semester hours. Students registering for 12 or more credit hours in a semester are full-time students and are subject to regular full-time tuition and fee rates. Full- or part-time status is determined by the total semester hours of credit assigned to the courses for which a student registers in a given term, including courses being audited, but excluding Independent Study Program courses. Students enrolled in select programs are charged on a per credit basis even when enrolled for 12 hours or more; they pay part time fees.

Veteran’s Benefits

Courses for college credit in all schools and colleges of the University are approved for veterans’ education and training for degree-seeking students. Veterans and others eligible for educational benefits administered by the Veterans Administration are given assistance to assure proper and advantageous use of their benefits and to simplify and expedite transactions with the government. A student who intends to apply for veterans’ benefits must also apply for admission to the College of Professional Studies as a degree-seeking student and have official transcripts sent to the College of Professional Studies from all prior colleges or universities attended. Questions regarding veterans benefits should be directed to 402.280.4073.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Creighton University is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill. Our commitment, combined with the matching funds provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, will allow veterans to pursue undergraduate

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational rehabilitation provides handicapped and disabled persons financial assistance to attend college to improve their skills and assist them in obtaining employment. In most states, vocational rehabilitation clients must first apply for Federal assistance prior to receiving assistance through vocational rehabilitation. In Nebraska, contact the state office in Lincoln:

301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
402.471.2961

Employee Benefits

Many employers offer tuition assistance plans for employees who are enrolled in credit courses. Persons who are employed should contact their Human Resource office to determine if such plans are available.

Tuition Deferment Loan Program

Students who are eligible for their employers tuition reimbursement program may apply for tuition deferment. Contact the Business Office.

Dean’s Merit Awards

Realizing that many academically strong, working adults with the desire to attend the College of Professional Studies—even those with some partial assistance from other sources—may find the tuition cost-prohibitive, the college provides Dean’s Merit Awards. In addition to financial need, other considerations for these awards are the applicant’s

  1. academic potential,
  2. work-related experience, and
  3. desire to develop new career skills.

Awards vary in value from $100 to $1000 per term. Dean’s Merit Awards are renewable. Other requirements are that applicants be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and complete the special application by May 1 for the summer sessions, August 1 for the fall semester and by December 1 for the spring semester.

Osher Reentry Scholarship

Osher Reentry Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to a limited number of nontraditional undergraduate students who have demonstrated the promise of achieving academic success. Applicants must have a cumulative 5-year interruption from their college studies and demonstrate the potential for academic career success. This annual award is applied equally to the fall and spring semesters. For a complete list of criteria and an application, contact the College of Professional Studies. 

Richard Pearlman Memorial Scholarship

This award is given to certificate students enrolled in the Emergency Medical Services paramedic education program who demonstrate a passion for emergency medical services work and who have financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who have overcome socio-economic hardships to pursue their education.

EMS Alumni Scholarship

This award is given to ASEMS and BSEMS degree-seeking students during the year in which they are enrolled in the paramedic program. Students must demonstrate financial need based on the information supplied on the FAFSA, have a minimum 2.50 GPA and be a US citizen or permanent resident. This award is applied equally to the fall and spring semesters.

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Scholarship

This award is given to ASEMS and BSEMS degree-seeking students during the year in which they are enrolled in the paramedic program. Students must demonstrate financial need based on the information supplied on the FAFSA, have a minimum 2.50 GPA and be a US citizen or permanent resident. This award is applied equally to the fall and spring semesters.

Other Scholarships

In addition to the grants, loans and scholarships listed here, there are several scholarships funded by various organizations and other private and University endowed scholarships.