Graduate Scholarships and Financial Aid

Graduate Scholarships and Financial Aid

From scholarships to fellowships to financial aid, we are committed to making your master’s degree affordable.

At Merrimack, we want to help you spend less time stressing about finances and more time working toward your career goals. We are as invested in your future as you are.

Graduate Fellowships

Some programs offer graduate fellowships which cover full or half of tuition costs.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available based on merit and need. 

The Dean Scholarship is available for students who are not receiving fellowships. These generous scholarships will be applied toward tuition expenses. Please note:

  • Dean Scholarships are determined by considering academic merit and financial need.
  • Receipt of the Dean Scholarship does not create an employment relationship with Merrimack and does not include any wages or monetary remuneration besides the scholarship, which is applied directly towards tuition.
  • Every admitted student who is not receiving an assistantship or fellowship is considered for a Dean scholarship.
  • A separate application is not required.
  • Notification of scholarship awards is done at the time of notification of admittance.
  • If you are offered and accept an assistantship or fellowship position, you will not be eligible for any other discounts or scholarships, including a merit-based Dean scholarship or the Double Warrior alumni scholarship.
  • If you are originally awarded a scholarship and then are given an assistantship fellowship placement, you will no longer receive the merit scholarship. The fellowship award will replace any other discounts.

The Double Warrior Scholarship is available to all Merrimack graduates. Individuals automatically receive a 25% savings off graduate tuition – temporarily increased to 33% if you start your program during a 2021 entry term! – for online* and on-campus degree programs. Please note:

  • Alumni Scholarships cannot be combined with fellowship awards.
  • Alumni Scholarships can be combined with Dean Scholarships.
  • Receipt of the Alumni Scholarship does not create an employment relationship with Merrimack and does not include any wages or monetary remuneration besides the scholarship, which may be applied only towards tuition.
  • If you are offered and accept a fellowship position, you will not be eligible for any other discounts or scholarships, including a merit-based Dean scholarship or the Double Warrior alumni scholarship.
  • If you are originally awarded a scholarship and then are given a fellowship placement, you will no longer receive the merit scholarship. The fellowship award will replace any other discounts.
  • Every qualifying admitted student who is not receiving a fellowship is considered for the Double Warrior scholarship.
  • A separate application is not required.
  • Notification of scholarship awards is done at the time of notification of admittance.

*does not apply to the Teacher Education (online) CBE program or the MS in Computer Science

Additional Financial Aid Opportunities

To further make your graduate education more affordable, we encourage you to explore financial aid available for graduate students. 

We Are Here to Help

Our dedicated financial aid counselor for graduate students, Ireni Rose, will work with you to create a financial strategy that meets your needs – or just to answer any questions you may have. You can contact her at 978-837-3586 or rosei@merrimack.edu.