Graduate students can receive enough financial aid to help cover the cost of attendance of the program. For the graduate program, the cost of attendance includes all fees and expenses over the course of the program, however it does not include an allowance for housing.
Some students may have additional expenses that are outside of the standard costs listed above. Examples would be expenses for the purchase of a computer or expenses related to room/board. In some cases, we can offer financial aid (Unsubsidized Loans) to help cover these additional costs. Students should contact us to see if additional funding is available to help with these expenses.
Students enrolled in the graduate program are eligible to borrow Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans. Unsubsidized loans are long-term, low-interest loans. Students can pay the interest while in school, or defer payments until the loan goes into repayment. Repayment on the loan begins six months after graduation or separation. The standard repayment period is 10 years, however students can take longer, if needed. Loans for the 2016-17 award year will have an interest rate of 5.31%.