Graduate Sources

Graduates Featured

While the Federal and State Governments do not offer grants at the graduate level, graduate students are encouraged to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for other types of financial aid offered at the graduate level. Browse the tabs below to view the different types of financial aid for which graduate students may be eligbile.

Students may be eligible for an unsubsidized loan by completing the FAFSA. A student may be eligible if they are enrolled in a degree seeking program and at least 5 credits per semester at Stockton University. Eligible students borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education.

To have these loans applied to a student's account, the student needs to accept them and complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note on Visit for instructional videos guiding you through the process.

This unsubsidized loan is not based on financial need. You'll be charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full.

You will begin repayment on the principle 6 months after you stop attending half time or graduate. When added to other financial aid resources, the loan amount may not exceed the cost of attendance at the time it is disbursed to the school. 

Students may borrow up to $20,500 each academic year of a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

Learn more about Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans for graduate students at

Graduate students are eligible to borrow under the PLUS Loan program up to their cost of attendance minus other financial assistance. Applicants for these loans are required to complete the FAFSA. Learn more and apply

Federal Work Study (FWS) provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student's course of study.

Eligible students will be notified if they have been awarded FWS when they receive their award notification.

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants for students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. If any student fails to complete the four-year teaching obligation, the grant will be converted to an unsubsidized loan and must be repaid with interest.

Applicants must be accepted into the Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program and complete a FAFSA. Each year the applicant must complete TEACH Grant Counseling and a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at Stockton University for more information.

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) provides financial assistance and support for a small graduate program. The objective of the graduate EOF program is to increase participation in graduate and professional study of New Jersey residents from backgrounds of historical poverty. Students who received EOF grants as undergraduates shall be given priority consideration for EOF graduate grants.

Interested students can find more information at Contact the EOF Office at Stockton University at 609.652.4647 if you believe you may have eligiblity.

Are you a veteran or currently in the Reserves or the Guard? You may be eligible for Post 9/11 or Chapter 1606 educational benefits. Learn about Military & Veteran Education Benefits and how to utilize them here. Visit the Office of Military & Veteran Services to learn more about Military & Veteran Services at Stockton University.

Graduate assistantships are an important form of financial support for degree-seeking graduate students and are offered by each of the graduate programs. Assistantships are granted in the form of tuition waiver and can vary from a one credit waiver to (nine) credits or the maximum tuition charge per semester, whichever is applicable. Learn more about graduate assistantships here.

New, incoming graduate students are now eligible for scholarships for the fall and spring semesters. This is a one-semester award that will apply to your first semester. If you wish to continue with scholarships past your first semester, you will be able to apply for a Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship will be in the amount of $2,500 and applied to your bill after you register for courses.

Learn more and apply here.

The Stockton University Foundation maintains a robust merit-based scholarship program with approximately 200 scholarships. Scholarships are available for upperclassmen students and are based on academic achievement. Visit the Foundation Scholarship webpage to view additional eligibility criteria and learn how to apply.

Use the resources below to explore external scholarship opportunities.

Stockton University Scholarship Resource Center


Use the resources below to explore external loan options.

Private/Alternative Loans