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Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Graduate Expenses

A suggested guide for figuring out your expenses and needed financial aid.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress is one of many federally mandated criteria viewed in determining a student's eligibility for continued receipt of financial aid.

For Graduate Students

Graduate students typically rely on the Federal Loan Programs, graduate assistantships, tuition unfunded scholarships, work-study programs, fellowships, scholarships and/or work outside the University to finance graduate school. Students must be admitted as degree-seeking and enrolled at least half-time in a graduate program at the master's and doctoral levels to receive up to $20,500 in Federal Direct Stafford Loans per year.

Eligible graduate students may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To take advantage of the variety of other financial assistance options at the graduate level, students are encouraged to contact their Graduate Program Directors. This general information guide will assist you in obtaining information about the financial aid process.


Student Loan Information

Links and resources that will help you choose and manage your student loans.

TEACH Grants

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants to students who intend to teach in a school that serves students from low-income families.



PLUS Loans

Graduate or professional students are eligible to borrow under the PLUS loan Program up to their cost of attendance minus other estimated financial assistance in Direct Loan programs.

Graduate Financial Aid

Graduate students typically rely on Federal loan programs, graduate assistantships, tuition unfunded scholarships, work-study programs, fellowships, scholarships and/or work outside the University to finance graduate school. This page will help you take advantage of this variety of financial assistance.



Applying for Aid

nformation on how to apply and qualify for financial assistance.

Work Study Programs

There are part-time positions on campus that require Federal Work-Study awards. You may search and apply for positions through the Career Management Center.



Graduate Fellowships

Many fellowships are available to graduate students receiving degrees in various courses of study.

Dropping a Class

Dropping a class may affect your financial aid. This depends on many variables, this page helps you determine the answer for your specific circumstance.