Graduate students who are matriculated and enrolled at least half-time (4.5 credit hours or more per semester) are eligible to apply for financial aid. To qualify, all applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov by our priority date of March 15. See our website for important processing dates. Southern Connecticut State University's (SCSU) school code is 001406. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) according to the University's SAP policy. (Go to SouthernCT.edu/financialaid to read the policy.)
The enrollment status of a graduate student will be determined by those attempted "graduate level" courses per semester as defined by the Registrar. Audited courses and undergraduate courses do not count toward attempted credits for financial aid purpose.
Graduate students seeking financial aid for the summer term must be formally admitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Research, and Innovation by the beginning of May. OFAS reviews and processes all eligible students for summer financial aid up to the first day of Summer Session A.
Financial aid is not available for international students.
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) STANDARDS
FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM (FWS)
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURES
GRADUATE CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY GRANT
NURSE FACULTY LOAN PROGRAM (NFLP)
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS AND GRADUATE INTERNSHIPS