Graduate students are eligible a variety of financial aid.  The following types are available.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

The interest will accrue during enrollment and can be paid on a quarterly basis (every 3 months) or can be capitalized (added to the principal) at the time of graduation.  Your eligibility for direct unsubsidized loans is based on the information reported on your FAFSA.  Interest is charged on unsubsidized loans during all periods. Please visit the Loans webpage to learn more about Federal Direct Loans.

Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan

The Grad PLUS loan is a federal student loan for graduate students. Students can borrow up to the full cost of attendance (less and other financial aid). The Grad PLUS loan is credit based and there is no annual or aggregate (lifetime) loan limit. Please visit the Loans webpage to learn more about Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans.

Private Outside Loans

After exhausting all opportunities available from the federal and state aid programs, many students will consider private loan programs as a source of funding. As always, taking on debt for any reason should be done deliberately and only for the amounts needed. If you plan to borrow a private educational loan, you will need to select a lender. The lender is the institution from which the money is actually borrowed. For more information about selecting a private loan, please visit our Private Loan webpage.

Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships can be found through a variety of third-party contributors.  A list of the most common, and their application requirements, are available on our Scholarships page.