Types of Financial Aid for Post-Baccalaureate Students

  • Undergraduate
    • Types of Financial Aid Options for the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
  • Graduate
    • Types of Financial Aid Options for the Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts Degree Programs
  • Post-Baccalaureate
    • Types of Financial Aid Options for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs
  • Pre-College
    • Types of Financial Aid Options for the Pre-College Summer Session

Financial Aid Options for Post-Baccalaureate Students

Post-baccalaureate students are considered fifth-year undergraduate students and are ineligible for federal and state grants. The financial aid office can help you obtain assistance with federal and private loans.


  • Federal Direct Stafford Loans
    Enables students to obtain a long-term, low fixed-interest rate loan. Loan amount is based on a student's grade level and can be awarded in two forms:

    • Subsidized Stafford Loans
      Need-based loan. The federal government subsidizes (pays) the interest until the loan goes into repayment.
    • Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
      Non need-based loan. The federal government does not subsidize (pay) any interest. Students have the option to pay interest while attending school or have interest accumulate and be capitalized at repayment.

    Learn more about required loan counseling or interest rates, award amounts, and other loan information.

  • Alternative Loans
    Alternative loans allow students to borrow the remainder of what traditional financial aid programs do not cover. Loans may require a co-signer. Interest rates vary.

Installment Payment Plan

  • Monthly Payment Plan
    Students may be eligible to participate in a monthly payment plan. For more information, contact the business office.