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 calculators 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 2017/2018 (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 Calculator||This fellowship calculator will assist students admitted Summer 2014 through Spring 2018 in determining the amount of fellowship based on units enrolled. This tool should not be used for EMBA or MFA students.|
Private Loans are credit-based consumer loans that can be used for education-related purposes and require no collateral. Many students qualify on their own, but we do recommend that you apply with a creditworthy cosigner who has excellent credit. International students may qualify for these types of loans; however, they must have a credit-worthy US citizen or permanent resident co-borrower in order to be considered.
Before applying, please email the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine your maximum loan amount for the academic year. We recommend that you research the various private-loan options to ensure that your selection best suits your needs.
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.|
|Withdrawal||Return to Title IV (R2T4) Withdrawal Policy|
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.