Applicants to our degree programs may apply for need-based grants. These grants are awarded to supplement existing forms of aid for students demonstrating exceptional financial need.

We offer a limited number of need-based grants of up to $4,000 annually. These grants are awarded in addition to merit or need-based scholarships and do not need to be repaid.


All U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. Please note the following:

  • While prospective students may apply, we only review applications for the need-based grant after you have been admitted.

  • U.S. students must also submit a FAFSA to be considered for a grant.

  • Applicants are required to apply for the need-based grant every academic year.

  • Grants are awarded only for the fall and spring semesters.

  • Primary consideration for need-based grants are given to students with substantial previous education debt.

Application Process

  • Complete the financial aid application.

  • Submit your completed application for admission to a degree program, plus all supporting documents, including transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, résumé and essays by the need-based grant deadline (April 1 for fall applicants; October 1 for spring applicants). Late applications will be considered on a funds-available basis.

  • Priority deadline for continuing students is February 15 each year.

  • If you are married, you will need to submit income and asset information for your spouse.

  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and qualifying resident aliens are also required to complete a FAFSA for the appropriate academic year.