GLS Financial Aid

We are pleased to offer scholarships to help support part-time study in the GLS degree programs. Full-time study, while an option for GLS students, is supported only through federal student loans and partial need-based scholarships for students who meet eligibilty requirements. The GLS program does not offer on-campus employment or teaching assistant positions.

The next deadline to apply for GLS need-based scholarships is November 14, 2022Please download the application.

Graduate Liberal Studies Scholarships

  • Deadlines
    • Graduate Liberal Studies Need-based Scholarships: November 14, 2022.
      • Application is available above.
    • Teachers' Cardinal Scholarship: prior to registering for first class
      • Please click here for the application.
    • Middletown Employees and Librarians' Scholarship: prior to registering for first class
      • Please click here for the application.
    • Veterans programs: please contact glsbursar@wesleyan.edu 
    • State of Connecticut Alternate Route to Certification students and alumni: please contact glsbursar@wesleyan.edu
  • Cardinal K-12 Scholarship

    50% tuition discount for GLS courses for eligible GLS students (open to degree and non-degree GLS students)

    Cardinal K-12 Scholarship requirements:

    • Certified Educators employed full- or part-time by a Connecticut public school district (educators and administrators)
    • Support staff employed full- or part-time by a Connecticut public school district who hold a bachelor's degree (paraprofessionals, substitutes, coaches, and office staff)
    • Current Union Members (CEA or AFT-CT)

    Download the Cardinal K-12 Scholarship application here.

    Students eligible for the University's tuition remission benefit are not eligible for this scholarship.

  • Cardinal ARC Scholarship

    50% tuition discount for GLS courses for eligible GLS students who are current students in a Connecticut ARC (Alternate Route to Certification) program. Open to degree and non-degree GLS students who can provide proof of enrollment in a Connecticut ARC program.

    Download the Cardinal ARC Scholarship application here.

    Students eligible for the University's tuition remission benefit are not eligible for this scholarship.

  • Graduate Liberal Studies Need-Based Scholarships

    Students who are US citizens or permanent residents who are admitted to or are applying for admission to the degree program may apply for GLS need-based scholarships. Students applying for scholarships and admission at the same time must have a completed admission file by the financial aid deadline in order to be considered for the scholarships.

    The deadline to apply for need-based GLS scholarships is November 14, 2022.

    The application is currently available at the top of this page.

  • Middletown (Conn.) Employees Scholarship

    Full-time employees of the City of Middletown, Connecticut, including full-time employees at the Russell Library and Godfrey Memorial Library, are eligible for a 50% tuition discount. This scholarship is open to all GLS student levels, non-degree as well as MALS and MPhil students.

    Apply now. Please click here for the application.

    Students eligible for the University's tuition remission benefit are not eligible for this scholarship.

Outside Scholarships

Monthly Payment Plan

  • Pay your tuition over 3 months

    Graduate Liberal Studies has partnered with FlyWire to offer a 3-month payment plan. Payment in full is still due upon registration, but completed enrollment in the payment plan is considered payment in full for purposes of registration.

    • FlyWire will charge a $45 fee each term you sign up to use the payment plan.
    • Payments to FlyWire are made through ACH transfer, Visa, and MasteCard.

    For more information, please visit FlyWire. As with any payment plan, please be sure you understand your rights and responsibilities before you commit to the plan.

    Please visit our Payment page for payment deadlines.

Apply for student loans if you need additional funding

  • Federal direct student loans

    Federal student loans are administered by Wesleyan University's Office of Financial Aid. Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

    • Enrolled half-time or better at the GLS in the term loans are being requested (generally 2 or more courses)
      and
    • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen

    Other:

    • Students must e-mail glsbursar@wesleyan.edu if they intent to pay for tuition with student loans so that the loans can be disbursed.
    • Students who pay for tuition with loans must pay the non-refundable $100 registration fee at the time of registration.Loans are disbursed after the first week of the term.
    • Students enrolled in the MALS final essay or project or the MPhil thesis are considered to be enrolled full time as described below. Please e-mail glsbursar@wesleyan.edu for additional information.
    • MALS final essay or project: term or enrollment in the final essay or project
    • MPhil thesis: the term of enrollment in the thesis and all terms the student is officially working on the thesis


    For more information, please click here.

    Cost of attendance: The GLS is designed as a part-time program, allowing students to study at a comfortable pace while working full-time. For students who wish to borrow federal student loans, the cost of attendance to calculate expected family contribution and determine loan eligibility is based on full-time study: 3 courses per term in the fall and spring terms with tuition at $3300 per credit.

    Academic year 2022-2023

    Tuition: $19,800
    Registration fees: $200
    Room and board: $16,500
    Books and supplies: $1,200
    Personal expenses: $1,800
    Transportation: $1,000
    Total: $40,500

     

     

     

Contact GLS Financial Aid

Mary Kelly

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment

mgkelly@wesleyan.edu