1) May 5, 2015 is the Federal Direct Loan 2014-2015 Application Deadline.
2) All Financial Aid e-mail correspondence will be sent exclusively to Graduate Center email accounts.
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Office of Financial Assistance; Photo credit: Rachel Rodriguez
Office of Financial Assistance The Office of Financial Aid provides two types of financial aid programs for graduate students: federal aid and institutional aid.
Federal aid is awarded through the Office of Financial Aid in accordance with requirements established by federal law. Students who apply early for federal aid may be considered for Federal Perkins Loans and/or Federal Work-Study positions, which provide students an opportunity to earn money on campus or at a public or private non-profit organization, for the upcoming academic year.
For more information about federal aid, visit the following pages:
Institutional aid is based on a combination of need and merit. This may include: scholarships, fellowships, grants, assistantships, etc. The funding for institutional aid comes from the college.
For more information about institutional aid, visit the following pages:
For more information about each program, click below to view a comparison chart outlining award eligibility, amount awarded, and how to apply.
Financial Aid Graduate Programs Comparison Chart
|Awards || Max. annual award || Duration || Program of study || Application || Eligibility
| Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans || $20,500 || $138,500 Maximum limit || Degree Program || FAFSA Application and GC Direct Loan Application || General Eligibility
| PLUS Loans for Graduate and Profess'l Degree Students || Cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received || || Degree Program || FAFSA Application and GC Direct Loan Application || General Eligibility for federal financial aid and no adverse credit history
| Federal Perkins Loans || $8,000 or the maximum available |
Max Amount: $60,000 (combined grad and undergrad loans)
| || All || FAFSA || General eligibility and financial need
| Graduate Assistance || Varies -- See Fellowship page for latest information. || 4 Years || Degree Program || See College Graduate Office || Academic Merit
| Federal Work-Study || Varies || Varies || Degree Program || FAFSA || Financial Need
| Veterans Tuition Award || For the 2011-12 academic year $5,590 or tuition whichever is less || Up to the equivalent of 6 semesters of study || All || FAFSA and Veterans Tuition Award Supplemnet Application || General Eligibility and be an eligible veteran who is a NYS resident.
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