If you are continuing your education in a graduate studies program, understand how your financial aid options differ from your undergraduate aid.
Graduate Aid Basics
- Credit levels differ
5+ credits (half-time) are required for loans
9+ credits is full-time
Aid may change if you are enrolled less than full-time
1. Check Your Eligibility
Check to see if you are eligible for graduate aid.
2. Apply for Aid
If applying for Summer 2017
- Apply for State and Federal Aid (2016-17 FAFSA)
- Review Summer Aid Basics
- Budget and plan for year-round financial aid
If applying for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
3. Seek Additional Funding
Review other funding opportunities for graduate students.
4. Budget and Manage Your Aid
Know what could impact your aid and plan ahead for repayment.