Federal Financial Aid Programs

Springfield College participates in the following federal student aid programs for graduate students: work-study, Direct GRAD PLUS Loan, and Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. All programs are subject to federal eligibility regulations.

In order to apply for any form of federal student aid students must complete a FAFSA and submit it to Springfield College (school code 00211). Visit the Office of Financial Aid to get started.

Eligibility for federal loan programs is determined by evaluation of the student’s income and assets as declared on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Need-based awards are subject to the federally defined data verification process, which requires some students to submit a tax return and other supporting documentation.  Borrowers can apply for non-federal educational loans from the lender of their choice if additional loans are needed.  Read more about Springfield College's loan programs.

Fellowships, Associateships, and Scholarships

Fellowships and Associateships

Fellowship positions include teaching, research, and/or coaching responsibilities while associateships include administrative and/or professional services positions. Workload does not exceed 20 hours per week. Compensation can include a tuition waiver and stipend and/or hourly pay. Eligibility is based on position criteria determined by the supervisor and/or department under which the position is housed. Supervisors/Departments are responsible for the selection and awarding of fellowship and associateship positions.

Scholarships and Awards

We offer a variety of scholarships and awards to fit the needs our new and returning graduate students. Scholarships are made on a competitive basis and, like our graduate awards are designed to provide financial assistance for some tuition expenses.  Scholarships and awards are need-blind.  

AmeriCorps

Make a difference while earning your degree. AmeriCorps allows you to gain hands-on experience and extensive training in youth services while earning a living allowance and education award that can be applied to qualified student loans. Depending on your academic program, you may be eligible to receive credit hours toward your fieldwork. 

Job Connect
Springfield College provides lifetime Career Services to its alumni. Current students begin this journey by gaining access to Job Connect, an employment site accessible only to current students and alumni of Springfield College. Access Job Connect early and often to apply for area positions and get a leg up on your career competition!

Student Employment

Many students who have been awarded federal work-study finance a portion of their educational expenses through part-time on-campus or off-campus employment. Students are paid directly, biweekly, based on hours worked.

Each student may work a maximum of 20 hours per week. Earnings vary depending on the number of hours worked; a student who works seven hours per week for the academic year can earn about $2,000. Students not awarded federal work-study may seek employment with College departments and offices on an individually approved basis.

The Career Center

The Career Center staff can assist students in identifying off-campus, career-related positions. These experiences may provide students with the opportunity to earn money while gaining valuable career-related experience.

Additional Scholarships from Outside Sources

Other Financing Options

Springfield College offers a variety of educational financing programs to students. The Office of Financial Aid will provide educational loan and payment plan information to all accepted students.