Whether you’re learning more about us, you’ve already applied, or you’ve been accepted, this is an exciting time. Within this excitement, you’re likely learning to navigate the financial aid process. This can be the part that feels most overwhelming–but we’re here to help.
Most of our students are eligible for some type of aid, whether a grant, scholarship, work study program, or loan. The Office of Financial Aid can help determine which of these will work best for you.
We can guide you through the steps–from filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (you’ll hear it called the FAFSA) to calculating tuition (we can even give you an estimate of those expenses that might be overlooked) to determining which paperwork needs to be submitted and when.
Mostly, we want you to know that you’re not in this alone. We can answer your questions and help make it so that “financial aid” is just another item checked off of your to-do list.
Let’s get started.
Academic Standing and Financial Aid
Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative average in graduate-level course work. Full-time students are expected to complete 18 credit hours per academic year. Academic reviews are conducted each semester. Students accepted to a graduate program on a probationary basis may apply for a federal Stafford Loan during this initial probationary semester of study. Students placed on or continue on probation as a result of their graduate academic record at the College are not eligible for College or federal financial assistance, including student loans.
Information about the expected amount of student debt load varies, depending on the type of loan(s) a student obtains, the student's intended course of study, and the student's need to borrow. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information.