Other than any departmental scholarships/fellowships or outside scholarships the only type of aid available on the Graduate Level is a Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan.
Beginning on July 1, 2012, graduate students will only be able to borrow unsubsidized Stafford Loans:
A careful calculation of your personal need (tuition and living expenses) is the key to determining how much to borrow. Establishing a budget with a financial aid counselor is essential to keeping debt to a minimum. After certifying your loans, funds will disburse on particular disbursement dates as registered with the U.S. Department of Education. When the funds arrive at Manhattan College, some additional processing time is required before the monies are available.
1. Create or retrieve a duplicate copy of your federal PIN at pin.ed.gov. This is a numerical password used to log in to the FAFSA and Direct loan application websites.
2. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for your intended aid year.
3. Complete an online application at StudentLoans.gov. First-time borrowers at the College must complete two steps:
4. Complete the form with your intended enrollment plans* and submit a Graduate Loan Form to Student Financial Services.
Our flexible options allow you to create a payment arrangement affordable for you. You may:
*Student loan borrowers are responsible for contacting a financial aid counselor if their enrollment changes for any reason, including but not limited to registering for less or more credits than anticipated, drop or withdrawal from a course, etc. A recalculation of student eligibility will be determined at that time, with or without receiving student communication to comply with federal regulations in the event of the aforementioned occurring. Similarly, loan funds are based on the enrolled credits designated on the Graduate Loan Form in conjunction with student instructions and may not cover a balance in full if enrollment changes are not communicated to Student Financial Services.