There are several different types of financial aid available to graduate
students at The University of Findlay including federal student loans, scholarships and assistantships. If eligible, you can receive more than one type of aid.
Student Financial Assistance
Graduate students should apply for financial aid at the same time they are applying for admission to the college.
Your enrollment level also plays a role in your loan eligibility. You must be enrolled at least half-time. Several of Findlay's graduate programs are
offered via the semester calendar; others, the trimester/weekend
calendar. Half-time enrollment for the former requires at least six hours of credit in a term. Half-time for the latter requires at least
four and one-half hours of credit in a term.
Federal Student Loan Options
Once a student is accepted into a graduate program, their financial aid eligibility will be determined by Office of Financial Aid and the student will be sent a financial assistance letter. The financial assistance letter that you will receive from Student Financial Assistance will offer the amount of Federal Direct Stafford Loan
that you are eligible to receive - a maximum of $20,500 for one academic
year. The type of Stafford Loan(s) you are offered will depend on your
determined financial need—a maximum of $8,500 of your Stafford Loans may
be in a subsidized loan (students must have a certain amount of
demonstrated financial need to be eligible for a Subsidized Stafford Loan).
If the aid/loans a student has been offered on their financial
assistance letter are not enough to assist the student in meeting the
cost of his/her education, then applying for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
may help fill the additional need.
Other Loan Options
You may wish to consider a private loan option in lieu of the Direct GradPLUS Loan. As the
borrower, you must initiate the loan, which must subsequently be
certified by the Financial Aid Office.
A careful review of interest rates
and their trends may be of value as you decide whether the Direct Grad
PLUS or a private loan is the right choice for you. Find the loan that is right for you by using The University of Findlay's FASTChoice online tool.
Financial Aid Policies for Graduate and Professional Programs
Because of the varied nature of our graduate programs, the financial aid policies differ from program to program.