Graduate students typically rely on Federal loan programs, graduate assistantships (teaching / research), 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.University Catalog information for Graduate students.
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