Leader Development Grant

The Leader Development Grant helps develop a new generation of future leaders. Eligible students may be able to earn their degrees debt-free!

If you are eligible to apply to and accept the Leader Development Grant (LDG), you will have your direct education-related costs covered, including:

  • Tuition for all eligible courses
  • Course materials*
  • Technology Fees
  • Sponsored professional training/Prior Learning Assessment fees
  • Graduation fee

* If both electronic and hard copy course materials are available for the same course, the LDG program will only fund the electronic course materials, and if you choose to receive hard copy course materials, you will be responsible to pay the difference in price and shipping costs.

Follow These Simple Steps to Enroll:

  • You must be eligible for tuition assistance from your organization to apply for LDG; ensure you have sponsorship by contacting your program coordinator.
  • Call 855.805.6911 to speak to an Ashford University advisor to review all your payment options, benefits, and employer-approved degree programs.
  • Review all pertinent information and disclosures below prior to application.
  • Speak with a Student Finance Specialist about all available payment options to see what will be best for you before applying or enrolling.
  • Register on Ashford's Online Application Portal (OAP) with your unique LDG affiliation code.
  • Review enrollment application with your University Advisor or Admissions Counselor.
  • To complete your application you must submit all other required documentation.
  • Begin your degree program!

Links to important information:

Ashford Online Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Ashford Online Graduate Tuition and Fees
Leader Development Grant Policy
Leader Development Grant Payment Option Breakdown
Leader Development Grant Disclosures
Leader Development Grant FAQ

LEADER DEVELOPMENT GRANT

12 Month Contribution Breakdown

Employer

Employee/Student

Ashford University

$5,250* $0 ~$8,000 depending on program of study

*Rates may vary by employer

For more tuition and fee information please view Ashford Online Tuition and Fees

For more program information please view Ashford program disclosures

Leader Development Grant Payment Option Breakdown

This grant is intended to help you avoid educational loan debt by funding your direct education-related costs. One condition of the LDG is that you agree not to receive any federal student financial aid (such as Pell grant and Direct Loans) while a recipient of the LDG for any education-related expense. The choice to receive federal student financial aid or the LDG is completely optional.



ASHFORD ONLINE UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEES

Tuition (per credit)

Cost

Leader Development Grant
(up to 10 courses per 12-month period)

Federal Student Financial Aid
(such as Pell Grant & Direct Loans)

All courses (other than repeat courses)

$420

Paid by the LDG

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Repeat courses resulting from unsuccessful grades

$420

Paid by the LDG (2 course maximum per degree program)

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Fees and other expenses:

Technology Fee (per course)

$50

Paid by the LDG

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Course materials and instructional materials
(average per course) ^

$85 -100

Paid by the LDG

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Graduation Fee

$150

Paid by the LDG

Paid by Student *

Sponsored Professional Training

$30

Paid by the LDG

Paid by Student *

Prior Learning Assessment Experiential Learning Essay Assessment (per evaluation)

$125

Paid by the LDG

Paid by Student *

Official Academic Transcript

$10

Paid by Student

Paid by Student *

Education Records (per page)

$.50

Paid by Student

Paid by Student *

Late Payment fee

$30

Paid by Third Party Agency or Student

Paid by Student *

Insufficient Funds fee

$30

Paid by Third Party Agency or Student

Paid by Student *

Replacement/Duplicate Diploma fee

$45

Paid by Student

Paid by Student *

Living Expenses, such as rent, board, transportation and child care.

Varies

Paid by Student

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

* In some circumstances, students may be able to use excess federal financial aid funds for this fee.

^ If both electronic and hard copy course materials are available for the same course, the LDG program will only fund the electronic course materials, and if a student chooses to receive hard copy course materials, the student will be responsible to pay the difference in price and shipping costs.

ASHFORD ONLINE GRADUATE TUITION AND FEES

Tuition (per credit)

Cost

Leader Development Grant
(up to 8 courses per 12-month period)

Federal Student Financial Aid
(such as Direct Loans & Grad Plus)

Master of Arts in Education

$548

Paid by the LDG

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology

$548

Paid by the LDG

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Master of Arts in Health Care Administration

$612

Paid by the LDG

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Master of Arts in Organizational Management

$612

Paid by the LDG

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Master of Business Administration

$612

Paid by the LDG

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Master of Public Administration

$612

Paid by the LDG

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Repeat courses resulting from unsuccessful grades

$548/612 (depending on program -detailed above)

Paid by the LDG (up to 2 courses per degree program)

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Fees and other expenses:

Technology Fee (per course)

$50

Paid by the LDG

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Course materials and instructional materials
(average per course)^

$85 - 140

Paid by the LDG

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

Graduation Fee

$150

Paid by the LDG

Paid by Student *

Sponsored Professional Training

$30

Paid by the LDG

Paid by Student *

Prior Learning Assessment Experiential Learning Essay Assessment (per evaluation)

$125

Paid by the LDG

Paid by Student *

Official Academic Transcript

$10

Paid by Student

Paid by Student *

Education Records (per page)

$.50

Paid by Student

Paid by Student *

Late Payment fee

$30

Paid by Third Party Agency or Student

Paid by Student *

Insufficient Funds fee

$30

Paid by Third Party Agency or Student

Paid by Student *

Replacement/Duplicate Diploma fee

$45

Paid by Student

Paid by Student *

Living Expenses, such as rent, board, transportation and child care.

Varies

Paid by Student

Fully or partially paid, depending on individual student eligibility

* In some circumstances, students may be able to use excess federal financial aid funds for this fee.

^ If both electronic and hard copy course materials are available for the same course, the LDG program will only fund the electronic course materials, and if a student chooses to receive hard copy course materials, the student will be responsible to pay the difference in price and shipping costs.

Please read through the full LDG Policy and LDG Disclosure and Waiver before applying for this set of benefits. Students are also expected to comply with all other institutional policies, including those outlined in the current Ashford University Academic Catalog.

Leader Development Grant Disclosures and Waivers

This content is intended to inform you (the student) of certain important conditions of the Leader Development Grant (LDG) offered to you by your Third Party Agency and Ashford University. If you choose to participate in the LDG, your signature on this form acknowledges your agreement with all of the terms and conditions of the LDG.

This grant is intended to help students avoid educational loan debt by funding a recipient's direct education-related costs. Direct education-related costs are tuition for all eligible courses (limited to two repeated courses), Technology Fee (per course), course materials, instructional materials, graduation fee, sponsored professional training, and prior learning assessments. If both electronic and hard copy course materials are available for the same course, the LDG program will only fund the electronic course materials, and if a student chooses to receive hard copy course materials, the student will be responsible to pay the difference in price and shipping costs.

Students are still responsible for expenses outside of those paid by the LDG, including but not limited to transcript fees and living expenses. See the LDG Payment Option Breakdown form for more details on what fees are paid by the LDG.

The LDG Agreement between your Third Party Agency and Ashford University will provide a 100% payment of your direct education-related costs associated with your program of study for any approved consecutive 12-month period. The LDG funds up to ten (10) undergraduate or eight (8) graduate courses per 12-month period; however, Ashford University does not guarantee that you will be able to take this maximum amount of coursework in any given 12-month period.

One condition of the LDG is that you agree not to receive any federal student financial aid (such as, Pell grant and Direct Loans) while a recipient of the LDG for any education related expense. The choice to receive federal student financial aid or the LDG is completely optional. You may apply for federal student financial aid before you agree to this condition or at any point during your enrollment and Ashford University will assist you with the application process. However, if you choose to receive federal student financial aid, you will become ineligible for the LDG. Should you choose to receive federal student financial aid during an LDG grant period, the LDG grant will be automatically cancelled and you will be responsible for any and all charges incurred outside of the LDG period in the event that you cease to be eligible. Loss of eligibility will be effective at the end of your current course once Ashford is notified or aware of your loss of eligibility. Students who are currently receiving federal student financial aid will not be eligible to start utilizing the LDG program until the end of the current payment period. Any future federal student financial aid disbursements will be canceled at your direction upon acceptance of the LDG. To cancel your future payments, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

An additional condition of the LDG is that you maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in your program of study. Receipt of an unsuccessful grade (defined as an "F," "WF," or for General Education Competency courses, below a "C-"), may necessitate your LDG eligibility being reviewed by the LDG Review Committee. The committee will consist of at least one Ashford Representative and a representative from your Third Party Agency. The LDG program will pay for up to two (2) repeat courses over your entire program of study. Students who receive more than two (2) unsuccessful grades during their course of study will lose eligibility for the LDG. Concurrent enrollment, defined as more than one class in each 5 (undergrad) or 6 (graduate) week period, is not allowed for LDG recipients unless pre-approved by the LDG Review Committee.

As an LDG recipient, you must comply with the terms set forth in your enrollment agreement, LDG eligibility forms, and all applicable Ashford University policies