As a graduate student with life responsibilities, how do you fund this academic adventure? We’re here to help you reach your goal of attaining a graduate degree — and ultimately help you make an impact on your world.
Get started by reading the Graduate Student Financial Aid Orientation.
Before applying for aid, you must first be admitted to a graduate program. Make sure you:
- Enroll in at least 3 credits (or half-time) toward a degree or eligible certificate (principal certificate, school superintendent certificate, program administrator certificate, or school counseling certificate) each quarter.
- Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
- Provide additional documentation, as required. Most graduate students will need to complete the Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Information form before we can determine financial aid.
Just like undergraduates, you may take advantage of scholarships and loans. A written financial aid offer for qualifying applicants will explain loan details and limits.
SPU does not have a deadline for graduate financial aid, though earlier is always better than later. The financial aid year runs summer through spring.
Here’s a complete summary of managing your financial aid, including how to understand your aid offer, revisions, enrollment changes, verification, employer reimbursement, graduate eligibility, credit requirements, state requirements, and a handy glossary of terms.
You’ll find the final word in SPU’s Graduate Catalog, which details everything from tuition, fees, and satisfactory progress to payment policies and schedules.