Students must take 11 courses to complete the MA Leadership program. See current tuition cost per credit.
Financial assistance is available to degree-seeking students enrolled from half to full time in the MAL program. Two full-credit courses per term is considered full time and one course per term is considered half time.
You may be eligible for financial aid including state and federal loans or grants. If your employer provides tuition assistance, you can participate in Augsburg’s employer tuition reimbursement program.
One way to reduce costs is to transfer related graduate courses taken at another institution. Students may petition the MAL program director for transfer credit to apply to program requirements. Transfer credits will be evaluated on an individual basis. Students must provide appropriate documentation, including but not limited to an official transcript, course description, and syllabus. In order to be considered for transfer, a course must be from a regionally-accredited college or university institution and graded 3.0/B or better. Courses must be graduate level, and course content must be comparable to program requirements and content to the MAL in Leadership. Typically, no more than six graduate level semester credits can be applied to the program.
We also offer some scholarships and tuition grants (one grant per student) which may be available to you, including the following:
Alumni Grant – Augsburg University graduates receive a grant of $80 per credit for the entire program.
American Indian Scholarships – American Indian students who meet federal, state, or tribal requirements may apply for special scholarships. For more information, please contact Augsburg’s American Indian Student Services Program director at 612-330-1144.
Americorps/Peace Corps/Lutheran Services Corp Tuition Grant – Students who have completed a term of service with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or Lutheran Volunteer Corps receive a grant of $80 per credit for the entire program.
Legacy Grant – Student’s who have had parents, grandparents, siblings or a spouse who received their degree from Augsburg University are eligible for this grant. The grant amount for the for graduate programs is $80.00 off per credit. This grant is made available to students at the time of their admission only and may not be used concurrently with any other institutional scholarship or grant program.
Military Grant – Students who have served in the United States Military receive a grant of $80 per credit for the entire program.
Parent Grant – Students who have a child who is currently attending Augsburg University are eligible to receive a grant. The grant continues for the parent/guardian until the parent/guardian graduates. The graduation timeline for the child has no impact on the grant continuing for the parent/guardian. The grant amount for the for graduate programs is $80.00 off per credit.
Partnership Grant – Students who are employed by one of Augsburg’s partner organizations at the point of admission or once in the program receive a tuition grant of $80 per credit for the entire program. This grant may also apply to students who have successfully completed a Leadership Course from participating Chambers of Commerce. Learn more about the Partnership grant, and see a list of our partner organizations.
Partnership Referral Grant – Student’s who have a referral from someone that could have qualified for a partnership grant (ex: spouse that works at Wells Fargo) are eligible for this grant. The grant amount for the for graduate programs is $80.00 off per credit. This grant is made available to students at the time of their admission only and may not be used concurrently with any other institutional scholarship or grant program.
**For information on financial aid or tuition grant programs, visit the Student Financial Services page.