Tuition and Fees

Current Tuition
Cost per credit hour $860
Total credits 30
Total tuition $25,800
Proctoring fee $25 PER EXAM (IF REQUIRED)

Tuition excludes the cost of textbooks and materials, which vary by course. However, many materials in the online MHS are government documents, which are provided free of charge.

Tuition amounts are subject to change without notice. Calculation shown is based on the most recent tuition costs per credit.


Admitted students are required to pay a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure their place in the program.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in Pace Online programs may be eligible for Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loans and private education loans to cover tuition and other education-related costs. Students who apply for federal loans receive their financial aid award letters via mail within two to four weeks of FAFSA submission. Notification times for private education loans vary by lender.

For more information about funding your education, contact Pace’s Financial Aid Office. You can schedule a phone appointment using QLess at or you can email your inquiry to

The FAFSA school code for Pace University is 002791.

You also can find student loan information on the US Department of Education’s Financial Student Aid website.

For information on how to file your FAFSA, visit the FAFSA website.

Leave of Absence Impact on Financial Aid

Students on a leave of absence pursuant to the Leave of Absence Policy are considered to be withdrawn from the University for purposes of financial aid. Consequently, loan repayment obligations may be triggered. Students should speak to a representative of the Financial Aid Office for more detailed information about the status of their financial aid during a leave of absence prior to submitting a Leave of Absence Application.

Veteran Benefits

Eligible veteran students can receive tuition benefits offered by the GI Bill®.

Contact Peter Riley with questions or concerns at (212) 346-1115 or at


Except for the Yellow Ribbon Program (see below), there are no scholarships available for the online MA in Homeland Security program.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Pace University is proud to be a part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, an educational enhancement program that provides scholarship assistance to US veterans who have accumulated at least 36 months of active duty service following the events of September 11, 2001. After financial aid, this program can provide full coverage for out-of-pocket tuition and fees.

For more information visit the Yellow Ribbon Program page on the Pace University website.

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