Roosevelt offers several options for graduate students to consider in financing their education. While many graduate students fund their education through federal student loans, other possibilities include working as a graduate assistant or in the Federal Work-Study Program, receiving a partial graduate scholarship or participating in an employer-based tuition remission program.
A student interested in any source of financial assistance, including scholarships, student employment, or loans should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Roosevelt's financial aid priority deadline is April 1 of each year. More information about the financial aid process is available on the Financial Aid web pages. Detailed information on tuition and fees is available on the Student Accounts web pages.
Sources of financing for graduate students include:
- Graduate assistantships, which involve the student in work for his/her program or department.
- Graduate scholarships, which are described in more detail on the Admission web pages.
- Tuition remission through the ROOSTR program, which is described in more detail on the Financial Aid web pages.
- Loans, both federal and private, which are described on the Financial Aid web pages.
- Federal work-study positions, which are described in more detail on the Financial Aid web pages.
- Veterans' educational benefits, which are described in more detail on the Financial Aid web pages.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
To maintain eligibility for financial aid (federal, state, and institutional scholarships, grants, loans, and work), students must meet the requirements of Satisfactory Academic Progress, as defined by the federal government. This measures student progress toward earning a degree.
To remain in good standing with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, students must:
- Complete 67 percent of all registered hours at Roosevelt.
- Earn grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D- and P. (Grades of F, IP, I, Z, and W do not count. Courses that are repeated count towards hours attempted.)
- Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
Additional information about Satisfactory Academic Progress, financial aid probation and termination, and financial aid reinstatement are available on the Satisfactory Academic Progress web page.
Financial Aid code of ethics
Roosevelt University Financial Aid professionals follow ethical guidelines established by both the university and the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators. These policies are available on the Financial Aid web pages.