Graduate Student Sources of Assistance, Scholarships and Awards
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
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.