Financial Aid

Paying for your college education is not easy. Gratz College wants to help put your educational goals within reach.

Earning a graduate degree at Gratz College is a worthwhile investment that will benefit you for many years to come. Graduate study at Gratz is made affordable through the use of federal and private grants, scholarships, fellowships and loans.

According to the College Board’s Trends in Student Pricing, the typical earner with a graduate degree earns over twice as much as a high school graduate. Over a lifetime, the gap in earnings between those with a high school diploma and those with a BA or higher exceeds $1 million.

The Federal Stafford Loan Program, Mid-Career Fellowship, Samuel P. Mandell Fellowship, Gratz College Endowed Scholarships and Veterans Tuition Awards are just a few examples of funding opportunities for graduate study.

Applying for Aid & Eligibility

Gratz College uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for need-based financial aid. Our general eligibility requirements include that you have financial need, are a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, be enrolled in an eligible degree program at Gratz College, and more. We can answer any questions you may have regarding your specific eligibility. You’ll need to continue to meet the basic eligibility criteria, make satisfactory academic progress, and fill out the FAFSA each year to maintain aid eligibility. Details regarding satisfactory academic progress can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Federal Financial Aid

Graduate students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at least four weeks prior to the term you plan to start classes. This will allow enough time for the Financial Aid Office to receive the information and evaluate your eligibility for aid.

Fill out the FAFSA form online. The priority deadline is March 1. 

The Gratz College Title IV School Code is 004058

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