2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog


Any student who has fulfilled basic eligibility requirements and is formally admitted to a program of study is eligible for some type of financial aid. To be eligible for financial aid, a student must be:

  • Officially accepted as a degree candidate in an eligible program of study or in an aid-eligible certificate program;
  • Enrolled at least half-time (3 credit hours per semester or 8-week term for all Graduate degree candidates);
  • A U.S. citizen or defined as an eligible non-citizen (international students are not eligible for federal financial aid);
  • In good standing with prior federal loans and/or federal grants (students who are in default on any federal student loan or who have received an overpayment of federal grants at any attended institution are not eligible for further federal financial aid until the default and/or overpayment is resolved); and
  • Registered for selective service (if male); and
  • Able to demonstrate that a bachelor’s degree has been earned or at least three years of full-time undergraduate study has been completed.

Once the eligibility requirements listed above are met, the financial aid application will be reviewed and eligibility determined. The student will then receive a Financial Aid Award Letter indicating the type and amount of financial assistance for which the student is eligible.

Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained throughout the course of study to remain eligible for financial aid.