Ways to Pay

Your Education Investment: Exploring Your Options

A Norwich education is an investment in your future. For most of our students, making that investment requires some financial planning. We’ve outlined a number of ways to pay for your Norwich education to help you better understand and take advantage of the options and opportunities available to you.


Below are some of the types of tuition discounts available to Norwich students. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, talent, or financial need. Explore the links below to learn more.

  • Achievement Scholarship - A $4,200 award for new students enrolling one of the online master's degree programs; multiple scholarships awarded.
  • Norwich Alumni scholarships - This includes a parent/spouse/child of a Norwich alumnus.
  • Military and Veterans scholarships - Scholarships offered by Norwich and national organizations.
  • Norwich Employee scholarship - Employees with employment greater than one year are eligible for a full tuition waiver into an online master's program.
  • Leadership Summit scholarship - Applicable to student's awarded the Leadership Summit Award.
  • CISSP Certified Scholarship - A $1,500 award to prospective student applicants with a proven CISSP certification. The scholarship can only be used to secure a tuition discount if there is a direct tie between the program curriculum (6 credits worth) and the CISSP content.
  • Private scholarships - There are thousands of scholarships offered by a variety of private, public and nonprofit organizations.

Scholarships are not additive or cannot be combined with any other NU-based tuition reduction program or offering. If two or more NU-based reductions are awarded to a student, only the highest award amount will be applied to the student’s tuition payments. Please contact your admissions advisor with questions.

Norwich Partner Organizations

If your company is a Norwich partner, you may be eligible for 10% discounted tuition. Ask your human resources department or check the current list of Norwich partners to find out.

Federal Loans & Grants

The Federal Direct Loan Program offers unsubsidized loans to graduate students and subsidized and unsubsidized loans to bachelor's degree completion students. Unsubsidized loans accrue interest immediately after they are disbursed. Subsidized loans accrue interest upon completion of the student's last class. However, repayment typically begins six months after the student's last class. You can apply for federal loans by completing the FAFSA. For more information, visit the Federal Student Loan website.

Federal Pell Grant funds are available to bachelor's degree completion students who have financial need.

To get started on your Federal Student Aid application, you will need to complete the FAFSA.

Military Benefits

Please visit our Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Benefits pages for information on military education benefits.

Employer Tuition Assistance

Nearly half of all companies have a tuition assistance program in place. Check with your benefits administrator to see what your company provides. If your employer does not offer tuition assistance or reimbursement, talk with your human resources department about how a degree or certificate from Norwich University would benefit both you and your company. Here are some tips »


Norwich actively pursues grant opportunities from local, regional, and national institutions to help make a graduate education attainable for more students.

Personal Loans

Personal loans from banks or credit unions may be available to help finance your education. Check with your bank or other lending institution for terms and availability.

Tax Benefits

There are three ways to take advantage of tax benefits for graduate school:

  1. Claim the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.
  2. Deduct tuition expenses from your taxes.
  3. Deduct interest on your student loans from taxes.

Get more information about all three tax benefits »

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

The purpose of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing loans to students enrolled in the Educator Track of the Master of Science program or in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. After graduation, 85% of the total NFLP loan is forgiven over a consecutive four-year period while loan recipients serve as full-time nurse faculty at a school of nursing. Norwich University is a participant in this program.