Graduate Catalog 2016-2017
Eligibility for financial aid is based on many factors, including but not limited to: citizenship status, matriculation status, enrollment status and satisfactory academic progress. In accordance with federal regulations, all students (except Buffalo State graduates) are required to submit a final transcript with a degree conferred to the Graduate School by the start of their graduate work for financial aid eligibility.
To be eligible for federal financial aid, a student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and matriculated into a degree or certificate program.Only courses required for the student's current program of study are eligible for federal financial aid.
Graduate students enrolled in preparatory coursework are eligible for loans for one consecutive 12-month period (not per program) beginning on the first day of the loan period. Preparatory coursework does not include courses taken solely to raise one’s GPA to meet graduate admission standards and the courses must be part of an eligible program.
Visiting students and special-status students who have been allowed to take courses but have not been formally accepted by the college are considered non-matriculated and are ineligible for federal financial aid.
Students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours) in course(s) required for their degree program to be eligible for federal financial aid. Students may be eligible for a TEACH grant when enrolled less than half time.
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