7 Discounts and Grants for Fontbonne Graduate Students

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At Fontbonne, we are committed to increasing the accessibility of higher education for all of our students. We currently offer affordable, differential tuition on more than 20 master’s, doctoral and certificate programs (ranging from business and fine arts to education and cybersecurity). In addition, the university provides a variety of discounts and grants that make it easier for graduate students to obtain a high quality, mission-driven education.

Alumni Discount

Students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne are eligible for a 15 percent discount on their graduate tuition. This discount may exclude some laboratory and studio courses and must be requested each semester.

Corporate Partnerships

New graduate students who are employed by any of Fontbonne’s 47 corporate partners will receive a 20 percent discount on graduate tuition. The discount will also apply to former employees who left their positions or were furloughed in 2020, as well as members of an employee’s immediate family. This discount is made possible through the university’s corporate partnership program, which is dedicated to building and sustaining relationships with companies and private foundations by providing their employees with advanced educational opportunities.

Deaf Education and Speech-Language Pathology Grants

Boasting one of the nation’s best communication disorders and deaf education programs, Fontbonne University has been awarded more than $8 million in federal grants to fund graduate programs that will increase the number of professionals qualified to work with children with communication disorders or who are deaf or hard of hearing. Students pursuing a master’s degree in deaf education, a master’s degree in early intervention in deaf education or a master’s degree in speech-language pathology may qualify for grant funding to support their education opportunities at Fontbonne.

Differential Tuition

Differential tuition is available based on the graduate degree program a student is pursuing. Please visit our tuition and fees page for a detailed breakdown.

Educator Discount

In appreciation of the services offered by educators at all levels, Fontbonne provides a 15 percent discount to qualified individuals enrolled in graduate coursework, including those who work at least half-time in a nursery school, pre-K-12 school system or post-secondary institution. Students must fill out this form to request the discount.

Friends and Family Referral Program

Current graduate students who refer new graduate students to Fontbonne will receive a $500 friends and family scholarship for each semester both students are concurrently enrolled. Eligibility requirements can be found here.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

This federal grant provides $4,000 per year for eligible students pursuing degrees in education with the requirement to teach in a high-need field in a low-income area. If students do not meet the career requirements post-graduation, the grant will turn into a loan. Please refer to studentaid.gov for more details.

Fontbonne’s grants and discounts help graduate students obtain the skills and education they need to take the next step in their careers. For more information, contact fbyou@fontbonne.edu or call 1-314-862-3456. Prospective graduate students can apply to Fontbonne by visiting https://apply.fontbonne.edu/apply/.

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