Graduate Students

This page is a gateway to information about your aid options as a graduate student at Stetson. It is extremely important that you complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, and that you continue to complete it for each year that you are enrolled for graduate studies.

The following documents and websites are available:

Financial Award Information

New students should complete the FAFSA following the steps below to request financial aid:

  1. Register for a federal student aid PIN by visiting Your PIN will be used to electronically sign the FAFSA. It may take up to one week to receive your PIN.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year of enrollment. Students starting classes in the fall 2014 semester through the summer 2015 semester should submit the 2013 FAFSA, which is available beginning on January 1, 2014. Include Stetson University's federal school code, 001531, when completing the FAFSA. Use your federal student aid PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA.
  3. Visit My Stetson to check on the status of your financial aid award, review outstanding/satisfied requirements and accept or decline your aid.
    • To accept or decline your aid, please follow these steps:
      1. Log in to My Stetson.
      2. Click on "Financial Aid" at the top of the page.
      3. Click on the "Financial Aid Status" link.
      4. Click on "Awarded." (e.g., you have been awarded financial aid which totals $7,500.)
    • To review financial aid requirements, please follow these steps:
      1. Log in to My Stetson.
      2. Click on "Financial Aid" at the top.
      3. Click on the "Eligibility" link.
      4. Click on "Student Requirements" from the list.
  4. Complete the entrance counseling and the master promissory note by visiting; you will need your federal student aid PIN to log in.

If you have questions about federal student aid, please contact the university's Office of Financial Aid at 386-822-7120 or

Financial Aid Options

Some options for financing your education include:

  1. Check with your employer to explore the availability and use of tuition assistance benefits. Many organizations will offer some level of financial support.
  2. You may qualify for federal Stafford loans through the FAFSA (above).
  3. Explore student loans offered through outside financial institutions.

Limited scholarship funds are available for qualified applicants. Please contact the Office of Financial Planning at or 386-822-7120 for more details.

Arts & Sciences In-Service Tuition Discount

Stetson University offers graduate courses at a 40 percent discount rate for those employed as full-time teachers, administrators or counselors of non-profit organizations, or members of the clergy under contract, and are in a masters', specialist or certification program in counseling, education or English.

To receive the tuition discount, the In-Service Tuition Discount for Graduate Arts and Sciences must be completed and returned to the Office of Graduate Studies in Davis Hall room 121. For your convenience it may also be faxed to the office at 386-822-7051 or emailed to

If you have questions about the in-service tuition discount, please call the Office of Graduate Studies for the College of Arts & Sciences at 386-822-7075.