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Graduate Scholarship & Grant Programs

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LIU Post is committed to helping students maximize their earning power through grants, scholarships and loans. Depending on your undergraduate GPA and the number of credits you are taking, you may qualify for up to $7,000 in scholarships. Awards are offered on a funds-available basis and application deadlines vary. See details below.

To Download a copy of the Graduate Student Guide to Financial Aid & Scholarships 2014-2015, click here.

APPLY FOR FAFSA

Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov using our Federal school code of 002751. Contact the Student Financial Services Office at 516-299-2323 or post-sfs@liu.edu for assistance with completing your FAFSA. LIU Post offers free College Affordability Workshops several times each year to assist students with filing their FAFSA forms. Please call us for details.

New and continuing students must submit a FAFSA each year by Feb.15 or your financial aid package may be reduced or cancelled, based on the availability of funds.

LIU Graduate Scholars Award

  • $3,500 annual award
  • 3.5 undergraduate GPA
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and enroll in nine credits each semester.
  • This award is not applicable to doctoral programs.
  • Deadline dates apply - August 1 for Fall; December 1 for Spring; April 1 for Summer

LIU Graduate ALUMNI Award

  • $3,000 annual award
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and enroll in nine credits each semester.
  • This award is not applicable to doctoral programs.
  • Deadline dates apply - August 1 for Fall; December 1 for Spring; April 1 for Summer  

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available on a limited basis and are awarded as remuneration for employment in an LIU Post department. The student will have teaching responsibilities and/or direct assignments working with undergraduate students. Graduate assistants receive tuition credit assistance plus a stipend. Please contact your academic department for details.

Visit liu.edu/post/finaid for a complete list of awards, application requirements and eligibility criteria.

FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS AID FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

As a designated “Military Friendly School,” LIU Post has a proud and distinguished history of serving its nation’s active duty service members, veterans and their families. The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs offers generous education benefits for veterans and their families. Call 516-299-2256 for assistance or visit liu.edu/post/veterans

FEDERAL LOAN PROGRAMS

The Direct Loan Program is the best financing option for a graduate student and should be considered before any private educational loan options. Graduate students can borrow up to $20,500 per year in unsubsidized direct loans, depending on financial need, to finance the cost of your education. This loan has a fixed interest rate of 6.8 percent.

The Direct PLUS Loan is a creditworthy loan for graduate students who have borrowed the maximum amount of Direct Loan assistance. PLUS loans are available to qualifying students, depending on financial need, and have a fixed interest rate of 6.41 percent.

PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL LOAN PROGRAMS

A variety of lending institutions offer private educational loans to prospective students. These loans should only be considered after exhausting eligibility in the Federal Direct Student Loan program. Students and families will need to conduct research to find the best private educational loan to suit their needs (e.g., determining interest rates, co-signer requirements, repayment options and whether the loan may be sold to another provider). Students must apply directly with the lender.

Once approved for a private loan, LIU Post will review the loan for school certification. This process includes confirming enrollment and verifying eligibility for the type of loan and amount requested. Loan funds are disbursed in accordance with the terms of the loan once all necessary paperwork has been completed. The complete process may take up to 28 business days.

USEFUL WEBLINKS

U.S. Department of Education: www.studentaid.ed.gov

Federal Direct Loan program: www.studentloans.gov

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: www.gibill.va.gov

Free Application for Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov