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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Cost and Aid

The decision to pursue graduate study represents a significant commitment of time, energy, and resources. At DSU, we understand that finances, tuition, and other costs are at the top of your concerns. That's why we offer ways to make paying a little bit easier on you - and your wallet.

To help you decide how to pay for your graduate degree, check out the following resources:

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Tuition & fees

As a graduate student, you'll pay DSU for tuition and fees. Some programs charge differential or program specific tuition. Housing, meals, books and supplies, will vary depending on your spending choices and should be budgeted into your college expenses.

Tuition Rates & Fees

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Graduate Assistantships

One of the most common sources of funding is the graduate assistantship. Assistantships provide financial support to a graduate student who engages in teaching, research, and/or service.

Learn more

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Financial Aid

Many forms of financial aid are readily available to students. If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be eligible to receive federal student loans.

How to Apply

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Benjamin Franklin