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Master's Financial Support

Support for master’s students varies by program. Prospective and current students are encouraged to speak to the program director for specific details on the financial support packages available, along with any employment questions.

Financial aid packages from The Graduate School for master's students are limited to the federal financial aid offered by William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs. In order to be considered for federal financial aid, which includes federal work study funding, you must complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required for any need-based loan program along with federal work study. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to receive federal financial aid.

One of the basic eligibility requirements for federal student aid is that you must be a United States citizen or an eligible noncitizen. If you have a green card (in other words, if you are a permanent resident alien), you will be considered an eligible noncitizen and will be able to get federal student aid if you meet the other basic eligibility criteria.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, please continue to www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to file the 2019/2020 FAFSA and have your completed tax returns for 2017. Graduate Students are considered independent, so NO parental income or information should be entered on the FAFSA. Our school code is 002920.

The Graduate School also offers a limited number of competitive Dean’s Research Awards for Master’s Students, which help fund research travel, conference travel, or the purchase of materials and supplies to support research relevant to degree completion.