Tuition and Fees for Graduate and Online Students

Invest in Your Higher Education

Our goal at Dakota Wesleyan University is to help make your education affordable. 

Tuition and Fees

No Application Fee

No Enrollment Fee 

Master of Business
(36-credit program) 

$425 per credit hour 
$15,300 total

Professional Certificate (12-credit certificate)

$400 per credit hour 
$4,800 total

Athletic and Activities Administration Graduate Certificate (18-credit program)   

$425 per credit hour 
$7,650 total

Master of Education
(36-credit program)

Educational Policy and Administration 
$400 per credit hour 
$14,400 total 

Degree Completion 

$375 per credit hour

If Peregrine Academic Services are required to meet requirements for admission, additional fees may apply. 

Financial Aid Opportunities

Earning a degree is a significant personal investment. How to successfully fund an education can be a major concern. Below are a few common paths some of our students take to finance their online education at Dakota Wesleyan University. Keep in mind, you must be working toward a degree in order to be eligible for federal financial aid. Certificate programs are NOT eligible for federal aid. 


Complete your FAFSA online to begin the financial aid process and to determine the various types of aid you may qualify for to help finance your education. Dakota Wesleyan University’s code for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is 003461. 


Employer Sponsorship/Reimbursement

Let your employer invest in your education. 

If your employer has a tuition reimbursement plan, please forward a copy of the plan to the business office. As an employee, a degree from Dakota Wesleyan University means you’ll be better trained and equipped to serve your workplace. 

Benefits to your employer: 

  • Build on existing knowledge and experiences to add core business and management training. 
  • Invest in employees and foster loyalty and commitment to your company, leaving well-educated and trained employees eager to put their new skills and knowledge to work in a professional setting. 
  • Get a fast return on investment as employees can earn their degree in as little as one or two years.

Payment Plan

Several payment plan options are available:
  • Online with a checking account or credit card 
  • Monthly payment plan 
  • Check or money order 
  • PLUS or alternative loan 
Federal Student Loan Programs 

Visit www.studentaid.gov/sa/types/loans for information on what federal loans may be available to you. 

If you have questions, on how to pay for your education, contact our Financial Aid office:  

Email: finaid@dwu.edu
Phone: 605-995-2656

Kristy Ehlebracht

Associate Director of Financial Aid

Mary Alexander, M.S.

Director of Financial Aid

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