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 5 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 5 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 5 matriculating credits. For more information, click here.