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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Graduate Cydney Topaz is now the Director of Development for Hillels of Illinois.

We are no longer accepting applicants for this long-running program.

Information for Graduates
Although Spertus Institute will no longer be offering the MSNM or MSHSA programs, nothing about your MSNM or MSHSA degree changes.

Spertus Institute remains accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Likewise, official transcripts and degree verification will be available when you need them for employment, to continue your education, or for any reason. You will always have the benefits and opportunities of having an earned degree from Spertus.

When Spertus Institute began its graduate programs in Nonprofit Manangement programs in 1982, there were few higher education options for nonprofit professionals. Today, in a sign of real progress for the nonprofit community, that is no longer the case and we have made the difficult decision to discontinue this program. We are extremely proud of the programs' more than 1,500 graduates, who today lead organizations, inspire change, and serve communities across the country. We hope you will stay in touch so we can hear about and celebrate your accomplishments.

Tuition and Fees for Current Students
Current tuition for the Spertus Institute MSNM Program is $20,000 plus $2,000 for all books and materials for the Evening program.

Financial Aid and Student Loans
Spertus Institute students may qualify for student loans through the Federal Government Direct Loan Program (officially, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program). This program allows students to borrow for graduate school through the US Government — specifically through the U.S. Department of Education — with Spertus acting as a certifier and monitor of student eligibility. Get the specifics>

Students are eligible for deferment of previous student loans while enrolled in this graduate program. To learn more about loan deferment, contact Spertus Institute's Financial Aid Administrator, Pam Felton, at or 312.322.1734.

Payment Plans and Employer Reimbursement
Spertus will work with you on an individualized payment plan and/or to assist you with reimbursement if offered through your employer. There is no cost to the student to set up a payment plan or for assistance with employer reimbursement, although either will need to be arranged prior to the start of your program.


Spertus Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604.

Workshops and Master Classes

You don't need to be a Spertus student to take advantage of these upcoming opportunities to enhance your skills!

Grantwriting Workshop
Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

For Employers

Spertus Institute offers a free listing service for employers. These listings are available to the nonprofit community and Spertus students/alumni. By listing a position, you reach passionate professionals who have committed themselves to careers in nonprofits. MORE>