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How Much Will an Online Degree Cost?

Tuition and Financial Aid Overview

The academic investment you make to further your career is not to be taken lightly — your concerns about the cost of graduate school are very common. When reviewing the tuition information below, keep in mind that 90% of our students receive financial aid to ease their transition back to school.

2019–2020 Online Degree Tuition Rates*

DegreeCredits Cost per Credit HourTotal Estimated Tuition*Application Fee
Bachelor of Social Work1201$475$57,000$35
Master of Business Administration36$925$33,300$40
Master of Arts in Counseling48/602$925


Master of Social Work



*Additional fees may apply and tuition rates are subject to change.
1You may transfer up to 72 credits from other universities and colleges, reducing your credits to as few as 48.
2Credit hours and cost will vary based on concentration.
3Credit hours and cost will vary based on program option.

Fees and Additional Costs for Online Program Tuition (Subject to Change)

Textbooks, supplies, personal expenses, loan fees, immunizations (may be required during MSW and MAC fieldwork), and evaluations are not included in the fees listed below.

Administrative/processing fee

$75 per semester

Application fee

$35 (bachelor's); $40 (master's)

Library fee

$60 per semester ($30 if part-time)

Technology fee

$250 per semester ($125 if part-time)

General fee

$79 per semester ($58 if part-time)


Master of Business Administration

$75 per module — students may be required to complete up to 4 leveling courses, depending on prior business education/experience.

Master of Arts in Counseling

$10 background check

May incur additional fees for practicum and other practice-based courses

Master of Social Work

$70 lab fee in advanced field courses II & III

$30 insurance fee (per field semester)

Please note: Fees listed above are for 6 credit hours a semester (full time); 3 credit hours or part-time cost is listed in parentheses where the fees are credit load-dependent.

Financial Assistance

Our Lady of the Lake University is committed to delivering quality education to students from various backgrounds and as such, we make financial aid available to our graduate students.

This program is run by the U.S. Department of Education, and will walk you through the steps of how to apply for financial aid for your advanced degree. When you apply to Our Lady of the Lake, you'll need our school code: 003598.

Military students receive a 10% tuition discount on OLLU's online programs and may be eligible for funds available from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) as part of the post 9/11 G.I. bill.

To help make this opportunity available to military students, OLLU provides access to dedicated staff within the Financial Aid office to answer questions and provide guidance throughout the process

  • Loans and More
    There are additional forms of support available to you. Our program managers can personally help you explore your options.
  • Employer Tuition Assistance
    Be sure to inquire with HR about your company's employee tuition assistance program — many already offer this incentive. If not, use these talking points to show your supervisor how this is a good idea for the company.

Find Out More

To learn more about financial aid programs and scholarship availability at Our Lady of the Lake University, call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information today.