U.S. Federal Financial Aid
Visit our Office of Student Financial Services for information on programs and how to apply for need-based aid.
Veterans Administration Education Benefits
Students who are eligible to receive educational benefits through the Veterans Administration should click here obtain information and assistance available to veterans.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. Under this program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their eligible federal student loans after they have made 120 payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers. Click here for more information on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
Part-time employment, both on and off campus, is available as an alternative or supplement to a financial aid package. To assist students in locating such employment, the Office of Student Financial Services has created Hoyaworks, an online clearinghouse for part-time and temporary job listings on campus and for local businesses and organizations.
MSFS Fellows Program
The MSFS Fellows program is designed to promote engagement between students and faculty by enabling highly qualified students to work with individual faculty members on research and project-related activities.
Selection Process: A list of participating faculty and their fellowship proposals will be posted during the first week of classes each term. Students will be selected through a competitive interview process with participating faculty. Decisions will be expected one week after the announcements are made.
Duration: Up to 12 weeks during the fall or spring semester of the academic year.
Eligibility: All continuing MSFS students are eligible. Fellowships are not renewable and former recipients may apply again.
Financial Structure per Student: $19.50/per hour for a maximum of 15 hours per week for 12 weeks to be paid biweekly with a maximum of $3,510 per student per semester.
Number of Fellows: The number of MSFS Fellows each semester will vary with the amount of financing available. We anticipate the ability to fund thirty fellows in the coming academic year, approximately 15 in the fall and 15 in the spring.
Teaching and Research Assistantships
One-semester research and teaching assistantships are available to first and second year MSFS students in various departments and offices. These assistantships involve approximately 15 hours per week of work as research assistants. These positions are advertised on Blackboard, an on-line bulletin board, and are available to students only after matriculation in September.