We're here to help you navigate your costs and learn more about how to best invest in your future. On this page, we provide information about eligibility requirements, types of aid, and cost of attendance by program. We also offer a frequently asked questions page for graduate financial aid. If your financial situation changes during your educational journey, talk with your financial aid counselor. We regularly review special circumstances for adjustments.
Financial Aid Eligibility
To be eligible for financial aid at Stephens College in the Graduate programs you must:
- Be currently enrolled at Stephens College in a Master’s level degree program
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet all FAFSA eligibility guidelines (if you are going to take federal loans). The FASFA needs to be completed each year you are attending Stephens.
To continue to receive aid, you will be expected to make satisfactory academic progress according to the Stephens Financial Aid SAP policy for your specific program. SAP guidelines can be found here:
- For the M.Ed. in Counseling, M.F.A. in TV and Screenwriting and M.S. in Health Information Management, please review the graduate program SAP policy.
- For the Master of Physician Assistant Studies, please review the M.P.A. SAP policy.
Types of Aid
Please note that loan principal and interest must be repaid for all of the following forms of aid.
Federal graduate loans are available for all eligible students who complete a FAFSA, who attend at least half-time, who meet all federal requirements, whose loans are in good standing, and who have not exceeded graduate loan limits. $20,500 is available per year, however, we recommend limiting borrowing to cover tuition, fees, and books whenever possible. Interest rates may change in July and all loans include an origination fee. Loan interest is accrued from time of disbursement and the interest is capitalized. Loan principal and interest may be deferred until 6 months after graduation.
Graduate PLUS Loan
Federal Graduate PLUS Loans are available if you are a graduate student enrolled at least half-time, do not have an adverse credit history, and meet the general eligibility requirements for federal student aid. You may borrow up to the Cost of Attendance for your graduate program per semester, minus any other loans. Interest rates may change in July and all loans include a rather sizable origination fee. Loan interest is accrued from time of disbursement and the interest is capitalized. Loan principal and interest may be deferred until 6 months after graduation.
Alternative Student Loans
Alternative student loans are non-federal loans. Benefits, qualifications, and rates vary by lender. Browse our Alternative Loan Lender list >
Financial Aid Forms
- Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN)
- Grad Direct PLUS Loan Application
- Grad Direct PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note
- Exit Counseling