Graduate Student FAQs

Graduate students can receive financial aid up to the cost of attendance minus the Federal Direct loans and other aid received.

There may be fellowships or assistantships awarded 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, grad 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.