Graduate Student FAQs

Eligible graduate students who are admitted to a degree or eligible certificate programs can receive financial aid up to the cost of attendance. Eligible graduate students who are admitted to the 12 -week term degree programs can also complete the FAFSA to be considered for fall, winter, spring and summer term federal loans. Direct Loans require half-time enrollment for each semester/term to be released to students.   

There may be fellowships or assistantships offered by academic departments. We also recommend searching for private scholarships and grants. You can receive federal loans or qualify for work-study by filling out the FAFSA.

Yes, graduate students who complete FAFSA are eligible for financial aid in the form of loans. You may be eligible for unsubsidized loans but depending on how much you have already borrowed the Federal Grad PLUS loan program can help cover any remaining educational expenses. See the loan limits chart for exact numbers.