To receive Stafford Loans, graduate students at GCU must file a FAFSA each year. To be eligible, you must be matriculating in a graduate degree program and taking at least 4 credits.
Federal Loans for Graduate Students
The Federal Stafford Student Loan (Unsubsidized) program allows graduate students who demonstrate federal financial aid eligibility and who are enrolled for at least 4 credits per term (fall and spring) to borrow up to $20,500 per year or up to the cost of attendance.
Other Financial Aid Options for Graduate Students
There are a few more options for graduate students who wish to secure financial aid.
- Graduate Assistantships: Graduate assistantships are granted to graduate students who want to work closely with faculty members and receive a stipend or scholarship. For more information on this program, click here.
- Grants: Graduate students are not eligible for Pell and NJ TAG awards, but can apply for the TEACH Grant. For more information, click here.
- Summer Loans: In order to be eligible for summer session loans (including Stafford Loans and PLUS Loans), you must be enrolled for at least 4 matriculating credits. For more information, click here.
Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about the process, please reach out to the GCU Office of Financial Aid at email@example.com or 732-987-2258.