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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 an FSA ID. Your FSA ID will be used to electronically sign the FAFSA. 
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year of enrollment. Include Stetson University's federal school code, 001531, when completing the FAFSA. Use your FSA ID 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. Please note: Graduate PLUS loans are now being offered as a part of your financial aid package. If you accept the Graduate PLUS loan, we will initiate the credit check portion of the loan process. 
    • To accept or decline your aid, please follow these steps:
      1. Log in to My Stetson.
      2. Click on "One Stop" tab.
      3. View your financial aid through the "My Financial Plan" box.
      4. Click on "Accept Award Offer" and follow the steps to review your aid.
    • To review financial aid requirements, please follow these steps:
      1. Log in to My Stetson.
      2. Click on "One Stop" tab.
      3. Review missing requirements on your One Stop Checklist.
  4. To complete entrance counseling and master promissory note (MPN), you will need your FSA ID (used for your FAFSA) to log in.

If you have questions about federal student aid, please contact the university's Office of Financial Aid at 386-822-7100, option #2 or [email protected].

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 [email protected] or 386-822-7100, option #2 for more details.

Arts & Sciences In-Service Tuition Scholarship

Stetson University offers up to a 40% tuition scholarship for graduate-level students employed full-time for nonprofit organizations as teachers, administrators or counselors, as well as members of the clergy under contract. These scholarships are for students enrolled in Counseling, Education, or certification graduate programs with the College of Arts and Sciences.

To receive the tuition discount, the In-Service Tuition Scholarship for Graduate Arts and Sciences form must be completed and returned to the Office of Student Financial Planning at the beginning of each semester. 

Stetson Teacher-Scholar Grant for People of Color

The objective of the Teacher-Scholar Grant is to assist teachers from under-represented racial groups in advancing their education in our Educational Leadership, Modified Leadership, Exceptional Student Education, and Education Specialist Programs. We are pursuing teachers of populations from under-represented racial groups who want to receive certification, complete a graduate degree, attain skills to enhance performance, or enrich personal knowledge through our Stetson University Education Programs.   

There are a total of eight of these grants each academic year. This scholarship is self-nominating and geared toward under-represented racial groups new to Stetson and entering into our Department of Education - Graduate Programs. The grant is not transferable and must be used within the academic year for which it is awarded.

Click here to apply

Teacher Education Assistance for College or Higher Education Grant (TEACH)

The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant provides up to $4,000 per year to students who plan to complete a degree program in pursuit of becoming a teacher. Conditions for receiving the grant include: teaching in a high-need field; at an elementary, secondary or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families; students must teach for at least four complete academic years within eight years of completing or ceasing enrollment in their degree program.

Steps to apply for the TEACH Grant:

  1. Complete a FAFSA
  2. Complete the Stetson TEACH Grant Application
  3. Complete the Agreement to Serve
  4. Complete the TEACH Grant Counseling

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Federal Loan Forgiveness Program

Under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in a low-income school or educational service agency, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.

If you have a Direct Consolidation Loan or a Federal Consolidation Loan, you may be eligible for forgiveness of the outstanding portion of the consolidation loan that repaid an eligible Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan or Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan.

Deadline and Eligibility: See website

Value: Up to $17,500