Financial Aid Information
Things to Know:
Graduate students are ineligible for the subsidized Stafford loan as well as any federal or institutional grant funding. Unsubsidized loans are available to both undergraduate and graduate students even for those who do not qualify for need-based financial aid.
Typically graduate students are eligible for $10,250 per semester in Unsubsidized Stafford loans as long as they are enrolled at least half time. Half time is defined as 5 credits for Fall and 5 credits for Spring. If your program has a summer semester, 2 credits is considered half time. Eligibility for the unsubsidized loan is determined based on information on the FAFSA as well as loan history found in the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS).
Graduate students enrolled at least half time in a Master's or PhD program may be eligible for federal loans and/or federal work study. However, due to the fact that the graduate students are enrolled in an online program, they are ineligible for federal work study. To apply for federal loans, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Please note that graduate students may not borrow more than $138,500 in Stafford loans throughout the entirety of their academic careers.
For information regarding need-based financial aid and application procedures, visit the Financial Aid webpage, or to speak to someone in the Financial Aid office, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 202-885-6100.
All award ranges and terms listed above are subject to change by federal, state, and/or institutional guidelines.