Graduate students are eligible for federal student aid. You must be accepted to the University in a degree-seeking program, have completed the financial aid application process, and be enrolled at least half-time (4.5 credits).
To determine which types of aid your educational program qualifies for, please review our graduate program financial aid eligibility list. This information is found in the Graduate Catalog.
How to Apply
For an easy step-by-step guide, please review our How to Apply section.
Federal Direct Loan Program
The most common form of assistance for graduate students is the Federal Direct Loan program.
Federal Direct PLUS Loan and private educational loans
The Federal Direct PLUS Loan and private educational loans allow you to seek additional assistance beyond the Federal Direct Loan. We suggest applying for the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program before applying for private educational loans.
A limited number of full or partial graduate assistantships are available annually. These provide for tuition reduction and a stipend. Students are required to provide service under the tutelage of a faculty or administrative mentor. Further details, including the application and assistantship requirements, are available in the graduate office.
Financial Aid Advisors
If you have questions about financial aid, please contact the appropriate advisor based on the first letter of your last name.