Graduate Aid

Graduate aid options

Want to take your professional career to the next level? Carlow University will help you reach your goals. We are a learner-centered college which means our focus is on YOU.

Juggling the demands of work, family, and classes may be easier than you think! For decades, Carlow’s graduate programs have been specifically designed to meet the demands of adult students by offering intimate class sizes, flexible formats, and excellent faculty.

Now that you've decided to pursue your graduate degree, let the Financial Aid Office help you navigate the financial aid process.  


5 ways graduate students can finance their education:

1. Pursue scholarships and grants
Check out our graduate scholarship page for a list of resources.

2. Receive tuition assistance from your employer
Check with your organization to learn if education benefits are available. 

3. Military Veterans should determine their eligibility for VA Benefits and explore resources

Contact one of Carlow’s certifying officials, Jenna Grogan or Liz McClintock.

4. Enroll in the Carlow Payment Plan through the Student Accounts Office
This program enables students to pay any out-of-pocket expenses (after any aid has been applied) by making monthly installment payments. Contact Student Accounts for details.

5. Borrow student loans from Federal or private sources
Graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time (at least three credits) and who have not met lifetime borrowing limits ($138,500 including federal loans received for undergraduate studies) are generally eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans. Students may also consider Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans or private (alternative) loans if necessary. See the graduate loan page for details.


Steps to receiving aid

Financial aid is awarded annually for one academic year. Continuation of an award requires a review of your academic progress each semester.

After we receive your FAFSA results and you are registered for classes, you will receive a financial aid award letter. You will be notified if any information is needed to complete your file. If you have any questions during this process, please contact Financial Aid or 412.578.6389. Our office is located in the Student HUB in Antonian Hall, 2nd floor.


Learn more about the different types of financial aid options available to Graduate students: