Chatham University

Graduate Financial Aid

Degree-Seeking Graduate Programs
Students accepted into and enrolled in Chatham’s master’s degree programs and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for financial aid through the Federal Stafford Loan program. International students are not eligible for the federal loan program and must rely on personal financial resources to fund their studies.

Teaching Certification Program
Students accepted into and enrolled in Chatham’s teacher certification program and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for financial aid through the Federal Stafford Loan program. International students are not eligible for the federal loan program and must rely on personal financial resources to fund their studies.

Other Certification Programs
Students enrolled in one of Chatham’s certification programs (except for the teacher certification program) are not eligible for financial aid through the Federal Stafford Loan program. However, they may be eligible for an alternative loan and should contact a financial aid counselor for more information.

Non-Degree Seeking Students
Students taking classes in one of Chatham’s graduate programs but not yet admitted to the program are not eligible for financial aid through the Federal Stafford Loan program. Non-Degree Seeking Students can take up to six credits before having to enroll in the program, at which time they become Degree-Seeking Students eligible for financial aid as noted in the paragraphs above.

Other Non-Federal/Private Loans, sometimes called Alternative Loans, are available to all students to help fill the gap that sometimes exists between the cost of a Chatham education and a financial aid award. Private loan programs vary and are available from many lenders. These programs usually require credit worthiness or a co-signer. Students and parents are free to choose any lender.