Tuition and Financial Assistance


Charges for attending PGS are determined based on the number of credits being taken. 2020-2021 academic year tuition rate is $1255 per credit for all degree and certificate programs.

Academic Fees

Fees support student academic experience and apply for all degree programs and each semester unless otherwise indicated.

  • New Student Fee – $350 (first semester only)
  • Comprehensive Fee – $300

2020-2021 Academic Year Tuition and Fees

Program Required Credits Cost Per Credit Total Tuition Required Fees Total Tuition and Fees
MBA 53 $1255 $66,515 $1550 $68,065
MPA 45 $1255 $56,475 $1250 $57,725
Dual MBA/MPA 68 $1255 $85,340 $1850 $87,190

While making every effort to keep student costs affordable, Presidio Graduate School reserves the right to revise fees or tuition rates every academic year.

2020-2021 Full-Time Annual Cost

Year 1 $38,600 $38,600 $38,600
Year 2 $29,465 $19,125 $38,250
Year 3 $10,340
Total $68,065 $57,725 $87,190

2020-2021 Part-Time Annual Cost

Year 1 $19,775 $19,775 $19,775
Year 2 $19,425 $19,425 $19,425
Year 3 $19,425 $19,425 $19,425
Year 4 $19,425
Year 5 $10,340
Total $68,965 $58,265 $88,390

Other Costs of Attendance

  • Transportation – (All programs) Students are responsible for their own transportation costs to and from campus.
  • Books – (All programs) Students should prepare to spend an average of $50 to $200 on textbooks and required program downloads for each course.
  • Meals and Lodging – All Students are responsible for providing their own meals and lodging.

Financial Aid

Finding a way to fund graduate school costs takes creativity, planning, and support.

Our Financial Aid Office is here to provide you with the necessary resources and guidance to navigate the financial aid student loan process. The first step to apply for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

The Federal School Code for Presidio Graduate School is 042355. Applicants can apply for financial aid prior to receiving an admissions decision.

Students are eligible to receive aid up to their cost of attendance. To learn more about the type and terms of federal student loans available, contact Divya Srinivasan in the Financial Aid Office at 415-655-8918 or at [email protected].

Veterans Financial Aid Programs

To help veterans fund their education expenses, Presidio Graduate School participates in the The Post-9/11 GI Bill® and the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Post-9/11 GI Bill®

Also known as Chapter 33 education benefits program this program provides funding for tuition, required fees, books and housing for eligible veterans.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program covers eligible veteran students expenses above the GI Bill cap of $24,476 for the 2019-20 academic year. Veterans must have 100% eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Eligible applicants will be automatically considered for this program after being accepted.

For more information or questions on veteran benefits, please contact Veterans Support Services at [email protected] or Admissions Services [email protected].

Scholarships and Fellowships

Presidio Graduate School offers a select number of scholarships and fellowships made possible by generous supporters of our mission and institutional funds to assist our students with financial support. Priority is given to full-time students.

To be considered for a PGS scholarship for the upcoming semester, candidates must complete the admissions application process and submit the PGS Scholarship Request Form. Award notifications will be sent to accepted students before the next admissions decision deadline.

Founders Fund Scholarship

Eligibility: Full time and part time degree seeking students with a GPA above 3.0
Quantity Available: Based on available funds

The Founders Fund provides tuition assistance through merit and need-based scholarships to Presidio Graduate School students. It was created to honor the vision, dedication, and commitment of our school’s incredible founders: Richard (Dick) M. Gray, Steven Swig, Gifford Pinchot III, Libba Pinchot, Sherman Severin, and Jill Bamburg.

Segal AmeriCorps Matching Education Fund Award

Eligibility: Full-time students maintaining a GPA above 3.0
Quantity Available: Matching award up to $5000, maximum three awards granted per year

Award Criteria:

After successfully completing your AmeriCorps term of service, you are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at Presidio Graduate School. This matching award will be awarded to a select number of incoming students and will match your award up to $5000. This matching award is available through the generous gift of Suzanne Farver and is open to all recipients of the Segal AmeriCorps Educational Fund used towards their tuition at Presidio Graduate School.

To learn more about the Segal AmeriCorps Matching Education Fund, please click here.

Additional Scholarship/Fellowship Resources

Additional scholarships may also be found through third-party online search sites and organizations, some examples are listed here*:

Notice: Presidio Graduate School does not sanction or endorse any company or organization providing scholarship funds. These are posted strictly as a courtesy in an effort to assist students looking for additional sources of funding. Each website has been reviewed, however, no in-depth background checks are performed on individual companies. We advise students to use good judgment when submitting applications. Please be aware of the potential for online scholarship scams and please contact our office immediately to report suspicious behavior.