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Tuition and Scholarships

A critical aspect of graduate education is meeting the cost of your studies. For this reason, Long Island University at Riverhead and the Homeland Security Management Institute are committed to making every effort to work with you to bring about an affordable graduate education. Accordingly, all students are evaluated for scholarship upon application to their program of study.


One-Third Tuition Discount Scholarship - Students who are in the M.S. in Homeland Security Management or Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management program may qualify for a one-third tuition discount scholarship if they are employed by a federal, state or a municipal employer. This discount scholarship is also available to certain union members. It is best to check with the Admissions Office (joyce.tuttle@liu.edu; 631-287-8010) regarding the specific details and criteria, as well as for the necessary verification of employment for this discount.

Detective First Grade C. Lydia Martinez Memorial Scholarship – This privately-administered scholarship is awarded annually to an active member of the NYPD who is admitted to a Homeland Security Management Institute graduate-level program and whose career and personal life reflects the exceptional integrity, depth of character, professional commitment, passion for justice, and selfless dedication to the highest ideals and principles by which the late Detective First Grade C. Lydia Martinez lived her life.  Contact HSMI's Program Director Kevin Walsh at Kevin.Walsh@liu.edu for information concerning the application process.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS:  There are no separate applications for Long Island University institutional scholarships. Scholarships are determined at the time of admission and are considered for only one of the above-mentioned scholarships. In order to maintain scholarship eligibility from year-to-year a student must remain in good academic standing. New York State residents may apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program. Student loans are available to eligible students. IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to receive any institutional scholarship, all students must file the FAFSA – www.fafsa.ed.gov– No award will be finalized until the FAFSA is on file.

Veterans’ Administration (VA)

Educational Benefits (GI Bill)Veterans, Reservists and National Guard members are encouraged to take full advantage of the G.I. Bill Benefits.  Veteran's Administration (VA) Educational Benefits (GI Bill) - www.gibill.va.gov

Other benefit programs:

·Special Arrangements for Veterans and Children of Deceased or Totally Disabled

·New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

·William D. Ford Direct Loan Program

For further information on the following programs, please refer to the website: http://www.liu.edu/riverhead or contact Christina.Stromski@liu.edu, 631-287-8322.

It is always recommended that students check with the Admissions office at 631-287-8010 to secure further details relative to their specific course of study and personal needs.

Graduate tuition for the 2008-2009 academic year is $882 per credit. There is a University Fee of $555 per semester for full-time students (12 credits or more); $243 for part-time students (5-11 credits); $115 for part-time students (1-4 credits). Additional expenses for students may include books, special fees for specific courses and University fees.




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