Tuition & Financial Aid


Cost per credit hour


Cost to complete M.A. degree


Cost to complete graduate certificate

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for both the M.A. and graduate certificate program is currently set to flat rate of $700 per credit hour. There are no out-of-state tuition charges or program fees.

There are fees for all Arizona Online students each semester.

  • 1 unit: $41.50 per semester
  • 3 units: 71.50 per semester
  • 6 units: 116.50 per semester
  • 7 units (or more): $158 per semester

See mandatory fee schedule.

Financial Aid

Student loans and other forms of financial aid are available through the University's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Note that Title IV federal funding (e.g. Pell Grants, some types of student loans) is only available for the Master's degree, not the Certificate program).

Military Benefits

You can use your GI Bill benefits, as well as tuition assistance, to help cover the costs of both the master's and certificate programs.

Military benefits questions can be directed to the Veterans Services office:


There are limited scholarship opportunities available through the University's Scholarship Universe. There are also some scholarships specifically for students looking to work in security-related jobs, such as this scholarship opportunity from the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.

Additional Resources

The ISS program does not provide funding for graduate students. The Graduate College has a list of potential funding opportunities, as well as information on graduate assistantships and fellowships.