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|
*If you do not require any or part of your offered loan/s, email our office so that we can revise your award as necessary (email@example.com).
If you have never borrowed a Federal Direct Loans at Claremont Graduate University, you are required to complete a master promissory note (MPN) and complete entrance counseling.
Department fellowships, stipends, and assistantships are awarded to selected students on the recommendation of individual academic departments based on merit and need.
Fellowship Application Process: Your application for admission also serves as your application for fellowship. If you are admitted you will receive notification of your fellowship award and applicable requirements.
The Federal Work-Study program (FWS) provides part-time employment opportunities to eligible students. In order to be considered for FWS, you must complete your FAFSA. The filing date of the FAFSA and your calculated federal financial need will be used when awarding FWS.
Work-Study students are limited to a maximum of 20 hours per week.
If you have been awarded a TEACH Grant you must complete TEACH Grant counseling and an Agreement to Serve each academic year. Complete the TEACH Grant steps here.
The TEACH Grant program is a program of study that is designed to prepare you to teach as a highly qualified teacher in a high-need field, which leads to a master's degree and teaching credential. Claremont Graduate University participates in the TEACH Grant Program; contact the Teacher Education Department directly to verify your eligibility.
Each academic year you will receive an official award letter from our office. Your awards will be broken down by term (Summer, Fall, Spring). The awards codes can vary and may include the following:
If you have been awarded Federal Direct Loans, complete the process here.
These types of assistance are awarded to selected students by the individual academic programs.
The Federal Work Study program (FWS) at Claremont Graduate University provides part-time employment for eligible students.
The TEACH Grant program provides grants to students who plan to teach in high need field and low income area.
Tuition payment is handled by the Office of Student Accounts.
If you have questions about any of the codes showing up on your award letter, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When a student withdraws from CGU, the school and/or the student may be required to return some or all federal funds awarded for that semester. If the student withdraws on or before completing 60% of the semester, the federal government requires a return of Title IV federal aid that was received. Federal funds include Federal Perkins, TEACH Grant, Unsubsidized and Grad PLUS Loans. The formula used in this federal "R2T4" calculation divides the aid received into earned and unearned aid.
The federal refund policy does not directly correspond with the CGU withdrawal policy. Students should consult with the Financial Aid Office before initiating the withdrawal process to determine any potential money owed by the student to the CGU.