Tuition Assistance

LMU Extension is committed to making continuing education affordable. Thanks to the generosity of the University, our benefactors, religious communities and the community, we have scholarship and tuition assistance opportunities available to the general public for selected programs. Please note that University Financial Aid, as well as most federal and state assistance, are not available for continuing education and non-degree programs. 

Degree Completion Program. This resource is for non-degree extension students. Tuition assistance resources for degree completion program students are through that program directly (click here).

Government Assistance

Authorized workforce investment activities provided at the local level benefit job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, foster care participants, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers.

  •  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Grant

Need-based Tuition Assistance

LMU Extension is occasionally gifted funds for partial, need-based tuition assistance. Those seeking such assistance will need to submit a Tuition Assistance Application.


A scholarship is an award of tuition assistance for specific professional certificate programs. Due to the generosity of University benefactors, LMU Extension is able award several partial merit and need-based scholarships to qualified students annually. 

Third Party Sponsorship

Many companies, professional organizations offer their own tuition assistance for employees enrolling in professional and continuing education programs.   Some individuals have insurance policies which will pay for retraining.  Sometimes friends and family members may wish to setup a gift account in a student's name to help defray the cost of tuition.  To obtain information and/or make arrangements to have your tuition paid by a third party, be sure to contact LMU Extension prior to enrollment.        

Center for Religion & Spirituality. Those enrolling in select programs in the Center are eligible to participate in the LMU Match.