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What types of degree programs can a graduate student loan cover?

A graduate student loan can cover school costs for most master’s, doctoral, or advanced professional degree programs, including the examples listed below, and many more. If you’re wondering whether grad school is the right investment for you, do your homework. Check out the ‘Is Grad School Worth the Investment?’ post on our blog, or other resources like Payscale’s annual College Salary Report that ranks the highest paying graduate degrees.

Examples of eligible degree programs:
Law School
Medical School
  • Anesthesiology
  • Dentistry
  • Immunology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathy
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Veterinary
Other Professional Programs, including but not limited to:
  • Master of Business (MBA, MBus, MBS)
  • Master of Computer Science (MCS)
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Engineering (including Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Chemical, Computer, Systems, etc.)
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Statistics
Other Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programs, including but not limited to:
  • Doctor of Engineering (including Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, etc.)
  • Doctor of Economics
  • Doctor of Organic Chemistry
  • Doctor of Political Science
  • Doctor of Statistics
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What’s the FAFSA and why is it important?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FASFSA) is the online form you must complete each year to access federal aid (including federal student loans). In addition to helping you access federal aid, many states and individual colleges also use the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for state and school aid.

I Just accepted and signed my loan documents. Now what happens during school certification?

After your loan is approved, and you have accepted the terms, signed the loan documents, and (if asked) provided documents to verify your identity, your loan is sent to your school for certification. At this point in the process, you’re done until we hear back from the school. So what's happening on their side?

What types of degree programs can a graduate student loan cover?

A graduate student loan can cover school costs for most master’s, doctoral, or advanced professional degree programs, including the examples listed below, and many more. If you’re wondering whether grad school is the right investment for you, do your homework.

What’s the difference between federal student loans and private student loans?

Federal student loans are made and funded directly by the federal government. To apply, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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