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Start Early When Applying for Financial Aid

Whether you are requesting a federal loanscholarship, or other funding it is always best to apply as soon as possible to ensure you have sufficient funding as you begin your program.  Do not wait until you are accepted into the program as this can cause unforeseen delays.

Priority Deadline

Priority deadline for financial aid FAFSA submission is your admissions application deadline.  FAFSA’s submitted after the admissions application deadline will be processed as quickly as possible, but you may encounter delays that could prevent enrollment in your desired start term.

Desired Start Term

      Priority Deadline


Summer 2024   Admissions Application Deadline 2023 – 2024
Fall 2024   Admissions Application Deadline 2024 – 2025
Spring 2025   Admissions Application Deadline 2024 – 2025
Summer 2025   Admissions Application Deadline 2024 – 2025

Checklist for Federal Aid

Requesting a Federal Student Loan

Federal Student Loans are not need-based which means your income information does not affect your eligibility. Be sure to factor in tuition and other costs when requesting the amount of aid to borrow.

  1. Complete the FAFSA – If you have never filed a FAFSA before, you will need to create an FSA ID, which can take a few days to arrive.  Be sure to submit the correct FAFSA year based on your desired start term. Fielding Graduate University’s school code: G20961.
  2. Complete Entrance Counseling & Loan Agreement – If you borrowed federal student loans recently, you may already have completed this step.  You must have Graduate Entrance Counseling and a Loan Agreement/Master Promissory Note (MPN) on record in order to request a Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan.
  3. The credit-based Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan is available to students who have reached their annual or lifetime maximum limit on their Unsubsidized loans or need additional funding to cover tuition costs.  You will need to obtain an approved credit check through the PLUS loan request and a PLUS MPN  to receive a Graduate PLUS loan.

Applying for Scholarships

Applicants should submit the FAFSA by the priority deadline to be considered for any Fielding scholarships available to new students.
International applicants, please use the International Financial Aid Assessment Form in place of the FAFSA.

External Scholarships

Deadlines and application requirements vary widely for External Scholarship Programs.

Tips for Scholarship Applications

  • Read the Instructions & Follow Them – Obvious, but this is the most important step. Make sure that you provide the information requested and submit by the deadline.
  • Review Letters of Recommendation Before Submission – If possible, review any requested letters of recommendation before they are submitted.  It may help the person recommending you to have a brief list of your accomplishments and why you are applying for the particular scholarship.
  • Be Concise – Scholarship committees read many applications, and if they give a word count limit, make sure that you stick with it.
International Financial Aid Assessment Form

You Don’t Have to Plan Alone

Connect with a financial aid advisor to talk more about the funding options available at Fielding.

Schedule an Appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor

Applying for Other Funding

We accept many other types of funding, such as Canadian student loans, private student loans, and Alaska loans.  We will work with you to meet the requirements of other funding sources.

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Veteran/Military Benefits

As a member of the US Military or a veteran, you can benefit from the flexible nature of our academic programs.

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Canada Student Financial Assistance

Apply for financial aid for Canadian residents through the Government of Canada.

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How to Use Crowdfunding to Pay Off Student Loans

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Financial Aid for International Students

Learn about the variety of funding sources available to international students.

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National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

State Aid For Residents

Almost every state education agency has at least one grant or scholarship available to residents, and many have a long list of student aid programs.

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