Graduate Financial Aid Information
We are thrilled that you chose one of Baruch's strong graduate programs to further your academic and professional career! Below is a check-list and brief description of financial aid options available to you as a graduate student. If you have any further questions, please come visit the Office of Financial Aid on the 8th floor of the Library Building or call (646) 312-1360.
Graduate Student Checklist:
1. Go to FAFSA.ed.gov, complete your FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and keep track of your Personal Identification Number (PIN). You will need both the FAFSA and your PIN later on if you want to take out loans!
2. Seven to ten days after completing the FAFSA, visit the Office of Financial Aid to see for what types of aid you qualify. **In general, graduate students are only eligible for Federal Direct Loans and, in some cases, Federal Work Study.**
3. If you wish to take out a Federal Direct Loan, you can read and fill out this form here. Once completed, turn it into the Office of Financial Aid and allow 3 weeks for processing. Be sure to account for Bursar payment deadlines!
4. If this is your first time taking out a loan as a graduate student at Baruch, you will need to complete the Entrance Counseling Exam and sign the Master Promissory Note before you turn in your loan application, both of which can be done at StudentLoans.gov. Be sure to note CUNY-Bernard M. Baruch College as your school!
You can visit the direct loan section of our website for more information and the Borrowing Money (Loans) section for information on other types of loans. In some cases, graduate students may be awarded Federal Work Study; if you are eligible, you can visit here for more information.
For Graduate Assistantships, Fellowships, and Scholarships, please contact the prospective graduate program that you will be attending.