Financial aid is the catch-all term that refers to all types of funds available to cover the cost of education. Financial aid comes in many forms and covers the cost of anything related to the way you are paying for school. Loans, scholarships, grants, work awards, work study, graduate assistantships, stipends are different streams of funding used to create, and are all considered part of, your financial aid package.
The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0 for new and 3.2 for continuing students. However, because these awards are merit-based and reviewed competitively, the definition of quality academic performance may vary. Award recipients must enroll for the fall and spring as full-time students defined by a minimum of 9 credit hours, attend a 3 hour orientation, and provide a thank you note to specific donors.
The university also offers Federal Stafford loans as well as GRADplus loans to help cover the cost of attendance. Please keep in mind that the Financial Aid Office is responsible for disseminating any information regarding loans.
New and continuing graduate students are encouraged to apply early for internal financial support through the HUSSW Office of Student and Academic Services along with external scholarship opportunities.
Limited Merit-based financial support for HUSSW Students that is available through HUSSW includes graduate research and teaching assistantships, fellowships, and tuition scholarships. Award recipients are expected to perform specific duties for between 10 - 20 hours per week during the academic year, depending upon their award.