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Saint Joseph’s University

City Year is proud to partner with Saint Joseph's University, which was recognized as a School of National Service by Americorps, offering a 20% tuition discount to City Year applicants for master's level graduate degree and certificate programs.

Saint Joseph’s University offers City Year AmeriCorps members and alums

20% scholarships

Saint Joseph’s University’s Mission Discount offers a 20% tuition discount on master’s level graduate degree and certificate programs for all admitted City Year applicants. The occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy and physician’s assistant programs are not eligible for the Mission Discount.

Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service.

The scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional need-based and merit-based aid.

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: a two-year deferral for accepted students who decide to stay with City Year for additional time before starting their studies at Saint Joseph’s University.

Why City Year loves Saint Joseph’s University

Steeped in a tradition of academic rigor and social justice, Saint Joseph’s University has been challenging students to lead engaged lives for more than 170 years. It believes in honoring its past while focusing on the future. Today, Saint Joseph’s University prepares students to lead successful lives of meaning and impact in a complex, fast-changing world. It values working with and for others and is dedicated to building a more just and thriving society, challenging its students to be leaders in their communities–inspired, committed and ready for action.

To apply

Visit the Saint Joseph’s graduate admissions website for more information on the application process and deadlines and to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

To identify your City Year affiliation on the online application, please select “yes” and “City Year” when asked if you have completed at least one year of full-time service. You will then be prompted to upload a service verification letter to the online application.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived and be considered for the scholarship, please request a City Year service verification letter by emailing with “Saint Joseph’s University: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Include the site where you served and dates of service in the email. This letter will be sent directly back to you to upload to the online application.

To contact the admissions office

To contact Saint Joseph’s graduate admissions office, please call (610) 660-1101 or email

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.

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