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 2018:
- Apply for State and Federal Aid (2017-18 FAFSA)
- Review Summer Aid Basics
- Budget and plan for year-round financial aid
If applying for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019:
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.