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I'm enrolled in an online graduate program. Am I eligible for financial aid?

Online graduate students enrolled at least half time in an online Master's program may be eligible for federal loans. However, graduate students enrolled in online programs are ineligible for federal work study.

To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available October 1 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis as it is received by the Office of Financial Aid. It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed by May 1 each academic year. FAFSAs should be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the end of the academic semester in which you are enrolled at least half-time.

More information on applying for federal loans can be found on our Graduate Students webpage.

Listed below is information regarding the various online programs as well the as the Cost of Attendance for each specific program.

College of Arts & Sciences

MA in Economics

There are three semesters for the master's in economics program (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file. MA in Economics Cost of Attendance

Master of Education - Education Policy and Leadership; MA - Teaching; MA - Special Education: Learning Disabilities

There are three semesters for the master's in education programs (Summer, Fall, and Spring), with classes running approximately 16 weeks per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.
Online Education Programs Cost of Attendance

MS in Nutrition Education

There are three semesters for the online master of science in nutrition education program (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.
MS in Nutrition Education Cost of Attendance

Kogod School of Business

MBA/ANLT

For the Kogod School of Business online MBA and Analytics programs, there are 2 semesters (Fall and Spring). Each semester is broken into primarily two sets of module courses beginning at the start of the semester and the midpoint of the semester. There is NO summer for the Kogod online program. Each semester, students must be enrolled at least half time (5 credits) to be eligible for federal Stafford loans. Due to the nature of the modular courses, please contact our office is you are considering dropping a course so we can better assist you in determining impacts to aid.
Kogod School of Business Online Programs Cost of Attendance

School of Communication

Master's in Strategic Communication

There are three semesters for the online master's in strategic communication program (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.
MA in Strategic Communication Cost of Attendance

School of International Service

MA.INRL, MIS.INSV:OL, and MA.SENT:OL

There are 3 semesters for the SIS online programs (Summer, Fall and Spring). If you are enrolled in an immersion program and consider changing coursework (dropping) during that semester, please contact our office so we can discuss impacts to your federal aid eligibility. If you will be taking summer coursework and would like to use federal aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.
School of International Service Online Programs Cost of Attendance

School of Public Affairs

MPAP

There are three semesters for the online master of public administration and policy program (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.
MPAP Cost of Attendance

School of Professional & Extended Studies

MS in Measurement and Evaluation

There are three semesters for the online Masters in Measurement and Evaluation (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.
MS in Measurement and Evaluation Cost of Attendance

MS in Healthcare Management

There are three semesters for the online Masters in Healthcare Management (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.
MS in Healthcare Management Cost of Attendance

MS in Human Resource Analytics and Management

There are three semesters for the online Masters in Human Resource Analytics and Management (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.
MS in Human Resource Analytics and Management

MS in Sports Analytics and Management

There are three semesters for the online Masters in Sports Analytics and Management (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.
MS in Sports Analytics and Management Cost of Attendance