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Sample Financial Aid Awards

for incoming graduate students

Financial aid awards are prepared based on a student’s program of study and the typical enrollment pattern in that degree program. Awards are designed to provide resources for tuition as well as modest allowances for living expenses, books, transportation, personal expenses, and loan fees. These allowances are based on the number of months and semesters a student will be enrolled during the academic year.

Please note that the sample awards shown below are for informational purposes only, and they are typical for first-year graduate students in the 2017-18 academic year. Tuition in 2017-18 is $901 per credit. Students should expect a minimal tuition increase every Summer semester when the new academic year begins.

A FAFSA is required to be considered for federal financial aid and students must reapply annually.

Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

Award based on 8 months of enrollment and completion of 18 credits.

  • $20,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Up to $19,968 Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan*

Award amounts are distributed in equal halves over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling (PMHC) and PMHC-Addictions 

Award based on 8 months of enrollment and completion of 19 credits.

  • $20,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Up to $20,869 Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan*

Award amounts are distributed in equal halves over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Master of Education in School Counseling

Award based on 8 months of enrollment and completion of 19 credits.

  • $20,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Up to $20,869 Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan*

Award amounts are distributed in equal halves over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Educational Specialist in School Psychology 

Award based on 8 months of enrollment and completion of 21 credits.

  • $20,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Up to $22,671 Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan*

Award amounts are distributed in equal halves over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration

Award based on 8 months of enrollment and completion of 18 credits.

  • $20,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Up to $19,968 Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan*

Award amounts are distributed in equal halves over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary

Award based on 11 months of enrollment and completion of 37 credits.

  • $20,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Up to $46,712 Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan*

Award amounts are distributed in equal thirds over the course of the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters. Students must reapply for financial aid for the final Summer semester of their program.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary

Award based on 11 months of enrollment and completion of 32 credits.

  • $20,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Up to $42,207 Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan*

Award amounts are distributed in equal thirds over the course of the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters. Students must reapply for financial aid for the final Summer semester of their program.

Other Degree Programs

Awards for students in the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. in Special Education, M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Educational Administration, and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership programs are prepared based on the student’s individual academic plans. Students in these programs may borrow up to $20,500 per academic year through the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program. They may also be eligible to apply for the Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan* should their expected educational costs exceed their other student loan eligibility.

* The Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan is a credit-qualified loan. Students must meet the credit-qualification standards or apply with a credit-worthy endorser in order to receive the loan. The amount included on the award letter is the maximum a student may borrow should they apply for the loan and be approved.