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Graduate Students Financial Aid Information

Information for Graduate Students.

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FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an application that provides access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for your college. FAFSA is required to receive aid including federal grants, work-study, and loans.

2024-2025 FAFSA is available now!

Create FSA IDAn FSA ID lets you apply and sign your online FAFSA application online. Both the student and one parent (or spouse) will need to apply for an FSA ID and password.
Apply For FAFSASubmit FAFSA as early as possible. Apply online at studentaid.gov. Fredonia's federal school code is 002844.

Fredonia provides magnificent funding resources for graduate students which includes potential stipend, research assistantship, graduate assistantship, and opportunity to seek federal loans.

View graduate opportunities including fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships

Graduate Tuition & Fees (per year)

 In-StateNon-Resident
Tuition (12+ credits)$11,310.00$23,790.00
Fees (12 + credits)$1,701.00$1,701.00
Cost per credit hour (if registered as part-time)$541.55$1,033.55
Graduate cost per credit hour details  

If you have been awarded a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan you must log on to YourConnection to accept, decline, or accept partial amounts of these awards. Please refer to the instructions below for accepting or declining these Financial Aid Awards.

Accept Your Aid

Review your award letter from Fredonia when you receive it in the mail OR you can review your aid status online in YourConnection using these steps:

  1. Click the Your Connection link located towards the bottom of the page
  2. Enter your User ID and PIN
  3. Click Financial Aid
  4. Click Award
  5. Click Award for Aid Year
  6. Click the drop down box and select the appropriate aid year. Click Submit
  7. Click Accept Award Offer tab
  8. Under the Award Decision column, click the drop down box to Accept or Decline your awards. To accept partial amounts, click Accept and type in the amount you wish to receive under the accept partial amount column.
  9. Click Submit Decision button

Federal Work Study

If you have been awarded a Federal Work Study position, and/or a Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan, and TEACH Grant, you must log on to YourConnection to accept, decline, or accept partial amounts of these awards. Please refer to the instructions above for accepting or declining these Financial Aid Awards.

Failure to accept your Federal Work Study Award by July 31 of the upcoming aid year will result in cancellation.

Federal Direct Loan Borrower Instructions

  1. All first-time borrowers at Fredonia must complete Entrance Counseling at StudentAid.gov.  
    • Sign in using your FSA ID used to sign the FAFSA.  Then click on "Complete Loan Counseling (Entrance, Financial Awareness, Exit)." 
    • Click the "Start" Button that appears to the right of Entrance Counseling.
  2. All first-time borrowers at Fredonia MUST complete a new Federal Direct Loan Agreement at StudentAid.gov.  

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