Educational loans and work-study are available to graduate students who are regular degree seeking students enrolled at least half-time (5 or more credits). Students enrolled as “special” are not eligible for financial aid. To be considered for the programs listed below, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The amount of a loan is determined by need and funds available. The loan is interest free while a student is enrolled at least half-time (5 or more credits). Thereafter, 5% interest is computed annually after a nine-month grace period for new borrowers.
The amount of a loan is determined by need. The loan is interest free while a student is enrolled at least half-time (5 or more credits). Thereafter, a variable interest rate (not to exceed 8.25%) is computed annually after a six-month grace period.
This loan is subject to the same terms and conditions as Stafford Loans, except that the borrower is responsible for interest that accrues while in school and is not based on need. Borrowers may receive both subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans up to the applicable Stafford limit if they do not qualify for the full amount permitted under the subsidized Federal Stafford Loan Program.
The work-study program allows eligible students to work on campus to earn money. Work-study jobs are posted in the Financial Aid Office.
Graduate students who are eligible for educational entitlement from the Veterans Administration or from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs should contact the certifying official in the Registrar’s office, 101 Brigham Hall, 608-342-1321.
Students of color and disadvantaged students may apply for this grant to assist with payment of college costs. Applicant must be admitted to an on-campus degree program, be a Wisconsin resident, and be enrolled for at least five (5) credits. To be considered, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed. Further information and applications for AOP grants may be obtained from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management, 1st floor Brigham Hall, 608-342-1125.
State-supported graduate assistantships are available in graduate programs offered on campus. Graduate assistantships are intended to provide financial assistance to students, professional growth for students, and professional assistance to the university. A full graduate assistantship requires a student to provide 20 hours of professional responsibilities per week while he or she is enrolled in a minimum of eight semester hours of course work. Full-time or part-time assistantships are available. A full graduate assistantship currently pays up to $6,170 per academic year. For out-of-state graduate assistants, out-of-state tuition may be waived and the students will be required to pay resident tuition only. Selection will be based primarily upon overall undergraduate scholastic achievement and potential for future professional growth. Application forms are included in this catalog or may be obtained from the Office of Admission and Enrollment Management, first floor Brigham Hall. Early application is encouraged.