Claremont Graduate University's seasoned staff can help you navigate the financial aid process. The staff makes every effort to provide accurate, efficient, and timely assistance with your financial aid. Below are some financial aid options currently available along with tips for successfully financing your graduate education.
These charts and calculator will help you estimate your financial needs while at CGU.
|Cost of Tuition||Current year's tuition rates.|
|Financial Aid Calculator||Tuition cost calculator.|
|Cost of Attendance 2016/2017 (PDF)||Budget items reflect average student expenses per semester.|
|Satisfactory Academic Progress||As a CGU student, you are expected to meet and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Eligibility or continued eligibility for financial aid may be seriously affected.|
|This fellowship worksheet (PDF) will assist students admitted PRIOR to Summer 2014 in determining the amount of fellowship based on enrollment.|
|Fellowship Worksheet (Admitted Summer 2014 - Spring 2018)||This fellowship worksheet (PDF) will assist students admitted Summer 2014 through Spring 2018 in determining the amount of fellowship based on enrollment.|
To successfully apply for financial aid, it is important to first know the variety of options available to you. Each of these options has its own deadlines and requirements. Note: You do not need to be admitted to CGU to apply for Federal Aid.
|FAFSA||All students interested in receiving federal aid must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order for the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility for student loans and campus-based aid. CGU School Code is G01169.|
Federal Direct Grad PLUS
|The Federal Grad PLUS Loan is a credit-based loan that allows students the opportunity to borrow up to their cost of attendance, minus any financial aid received.|
|Private Loans||Private Loans are credit-based consumer loans for students that can be used for educational-related purposes.|
|Federal Financial Aid||FAQs about Federal funding.|
|Federal Verification||Federal verification is a process used to confirm data you provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).|
|Other Sources of Aid||Other funding opportunities.|
|Veterans/Yellow Ribbon Information||CGU is an approved institution for Veterans to utilize their educational benefits.|
|AmeriCorps||As a student at Claremont Graduate University, you may apply your AmeriCorps benefits to your tuition.|
|VetsBack2College (AVSI)||The Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative (AVSI) supports young men and women returning in record numbers from Iraq and Afghanistan, whose abilities and experience make them ideal college student candidates.|
|GI Bill® Comparison Tool||The Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched an innovative new GI Bill® Comparison Tool designed to make it easier for Veterans to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country.|
Financial aid is awarded by term (e.g., Fall, Spring, Summer). You will receive a Financial Aid Notification by email each time an update is made to your financial aid.
|Federal Direct Loans (Completion)||If you have been awarded Federal Direct Loans, complete the process here.|
|Fellowships, RA, and TA||These types of assistance are awarded to selected students by the individual academic programs.|
|Federal Work Study||The Federal Work Study program (FWS) at Claremont Graduate University provides part-time employment for eligible students.|
|TEACH Grant||The TEACH Grant program provides grants to students who plan to teach in high need field and low income area.|
|Tuition Payment||Tuition payment is handled by the Office of Student Accounts.|
A student loan is like any other loan. You need to manage it properly to avoid penalties. Visit studentloans.gov to manage your loan - while you're here at CGU and after you leave. (Login and password are required for access.)
Visit studentloans.gov to:
Manage Your Account
Make a student loan payment
Consolidate your loans
Enroll in E-bills
The National Student Loan Data System provides a centralized view of Title IV loans and grants.
Loan Repayment Options
The SmartStudent Guide will provide information on many options for repayment.
Loan Repayment Calculator
The Loan Payment Calculator computes an estimate of the size of your monthly loan payments upon repayment.
Your source for information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage your student loans.
Loan Entrance/Exit Counseling
Entrance counseling provided by the U.S. Department of Education as required for all first-time borrowers and Exit counseling for information on your loans once you have graduated.
Income-Based Repayment Calculator
A useful tool to determine if you are eligible for IBR once you graduate.