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Graduate Financial Aid

To determine your eligibility for any financial aid, Graduate Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online and should be completed each year.  Complete and return the FAFSA by the December 1 priority date.  Belmont will start the financial aid awarding process by February 1 each year, and please allow approximately four weeks to receive a response. Once all the forms are received, your file will be reviewed.

Federal Loan Options for Graduate Students

Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan - Awarded without regard to financial need. Interest will accrue from the time the loan is disbursed. The student must submit a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and complete online entrance counseling through for his or her first Stafford Loan at Belmont University.  Graduate students must be enrolled in at least three hours to receive these loans.

Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans - Credit-based loans for graduate students. Graduate students may complete a PLUS Credit Application and, if approved, may use the funds to help pay for education expenses up to the cost of attendance minus all other financial assistance. Interest is charged during all periods. Students must be enrolled at least three hours. If you are applying for a Direct PLUS for the first time as a graduate/professional student, you’ll need to complete a Graduate PLUS MPN through that is separate from the one that you use for your Direct Unsubsidized Loans.

Other financial aid, such as graduate assistantships, grants, and scholarships, vary from program to program. Information about these awards can be found online under your program of interest. You may also call your department of interest directly to find out more.