Restoring Community

Tuition and Fees

When selecting a graduate school, students compare the cost of tuition. The current tuition rate at the IIRP is $587/credit hour. Graduate courses are three credits, so typically students should expect to pay $1,761 tuition for each course.

As a young graduate school, we do not have an endowment, but we do have a restorative approach that provides structures and support to students who want to invest in graduate education pursuing either a Master's Degree or Graduate Certificate.

Pay-It-Forward Scholarships

Scholarships are available for all courses except for those that are independent study. To help students get started, additional scholarships are currently available for RP 500 Basic Restorative Practices and RP 525 Restorative Practices in Action.

To ensure that funds are available for IIRP graduate students in the years to come, we have established Pay-It-Forward Scholarships. When you accept scholarship funds, you do so with the understanding that, as your economic circumstances allow, you will strive to replenish the pool of funds available to future graduate students. Your Pay-It-Forward Scholarship contributions are voluntary. You decide how and when you will give. Your donations benefit the scholarship fund for IIRP graduate students — a charitable purpose recognized as tax-deductible by the IRS.

Shawn Suzch Scholarship: Supporting Innovative and Aspirational Students

The Shawn Suzch Scholarship is awarded in July to a matriculated master’s degree candidate who demonstrates outstanding spirit and drive worthy of Shawn's memory. $1,000 in tuition assistance will be awarded in memory of Shawn, a young man who overcame adversity with courage and determination. The scholarship recipient will also be someone who expresses financial need to support their studies. The application and further details are available in your student portal.

Accessing Scholarships

If your workplace offers tuition reimbursement, we ask that you avail yourself of that benefit first — before receiving scholarships — to preserve our financial assistance for graduate students who do not have tuition reimbursement available to them.

Scholarships are term and course specific. Before you register for a course, complete the simple Financial Aid Application located within your Student Portal. Approvals and award notification will be sent to you via email, typically within 3 days so you have time to enroll in the course.

Scholarships are applicable for tuition only. Students are responsible for professional development event registration fees, books and all course registration and student fees.

Tuition Payment Plan

The IIRP does not participate in the U.S. federal loan program. We offer an interest free payment plan. Please contact Student Services at 610-807-9221 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Military Benefits

Military personnel, and their dependents, who have served or are currently serving our country may take advantage of education benefits available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.