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Graduate students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents can apply for federal direct loans through the financial aid office, and we assist with certifying private education loan applications. All other funds for graduate students are awarded through their academic department.
Before you apply for financial aid, here are some important things you need to know:
In determining the dollar amount of eligibility, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will automatically use the lower cost paid by students receiving Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs)/Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) through their departments. If you will not receive an assistantship, you should contact our office or Financial Aid Advisor upon receipt of your award notice.
Each term, students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours required for their degree program to receive education loan disbursements.
To apply for Federal Direct Loans, graduate students must submit two forms and complete the following applications for the appropriate academic year:
The priority filing deadline for fall is January 31, and the final deadline for fall and spring is July 31.
Submit the GTAPP
Submit the FAFSA
To apply for private education loans, students must submit their application directly to the participating loan lender. Our office can provide the financial information required to complete self-certification form. Learn more about how to choose a lender and complete the application process.
Private Loan Steps
To be considered for a Federal Work Study award, you must complete both the following application each year by the posted deadlines.
The priority filing deadline for fall is January 31, and the final deadline for fall and spring is July 1.
Learn about the financial aid award process, including information on how aid is determined, instructions for accepting your awards, and more!
The Award Process