Tuition/Payment options

Tuition Rate

Tuition for graduate programs in education for the 2024-25 academic year is $571 per credit, or $1,713 per course. Deferment is available for employers who reimburse tuition and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

All courses will be charged a fee of $75. Fees are added to the student's tuition invoice. Even though Wilkes University is not a state institution, we charge a comparable rate for Graduate Education courses.

Student Payment & Accounts Receivable Policy

Students must be financially clear in order to register for classes during Preregistration or Add/Drop. In order to be financially clear, the student must either pay in full any outstanding balance due to the University or make arrangements for payment in full with the University no later than two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Arrangements for payment may include application for student financial aid to cover the entire balance, entering into an installment payment plan with the University, or submitting documentation in support of an employer’s commitment to provide reimbursement for costs incurred by the student. To qualify you must download and complete the Employer Deferment Agreement form (.pdf) each semester.

Students are encouraged to consult the Student Payment & Accounts Receivable Policy for detailed information on registration, financial clearance and payment arrangements.

Students receive notification of charges via email only through their official Wilkes email account.

Payment Options

Online Payment

Pay online through the Wilkes Portal following the steps below using electronic check, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or Visa.

  1. Log on to
  2. Select the Student tab and choose Student Services from the drop down menu.
  3. Select Pay on Account and follow the steps to make a payment.
  4. Save/print your receipt before logging out.

Students who do not know their Wilkes username and password should contact the Help Desk at 570-408-4357. Please have your WIN handy when you call. For more information about tuition payment options and the new TouchNet e-bill pay service, view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Credit card payments will only be accepted through the Wilkes Portal. Wilkes does not accept credit card payments over the phone, in-person or by mail.

Mail Payment

Pay by mail by sending your invoice stub along with a check or money order to the Bursar Office or Student Lockbox.

Student Lockbox
Wilkes University
Student Lockbox
P.O. Box 824696
Philadelphia, PA 19182-4696
Bursar Office
Wilkes University
Bursar Office
32 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

Pay in Person

Pay by cash or check in person at the Bursar's Office located at 32 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Refund Schedule

Students who drop a class or withdraw after the course begins may be responsible for a portion of the tuition as outlined in the table below. Amount of tuition refunded will be calculated based on percentage of course complete as of the date of contact by the student. The tuition refund adjustment policy applies to all graduate level, credit-bearing courses regardless of format or schedule type.

Students are responsible for making sure they process a drop via the proper process to ensure the highest refund possible. Any student wishing to request an exception to the policy due to extenuating circumstances should submit a request in writing to the Tuition Refund Appeals Committee for review.

Percentage of course completed Tuition Adjustment (Less Fees)
0-13% course completed (includes first class session for all courses) 100%
14-20% course completed 75%
21-27% course completed 50%
28% course completed through end of course 0%

All fees charged by the University are non-refundable.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is only available to graduate students in the form of student loans. Students interested in financial aid must meet the following criteria in order to apply:

In addition to completing your electronic FAFSA application, please email indicating:

  • You have been accepted into a master's degree program.
  • The amount of financial aid you are applying for.
  • You are registered for six credits per semester where classes are online or meet on the Wilkes campus
  • The start dates for your courses

More information pertaining to financial aid as well as graduate assistantships can be found on the Financial Aid site,as well as in the Graduate Bulletin.

This tuition applies to our Graduate Education programs. Tuition for other graduate degrees vary.