Gordon has recently implemented a new term system for the Graduate Education program, allowing graduate students to now qualify for Federal Stafford Loans.
The terms are:
|Summer/Fall Term||includes all classes from end of June–December|
|Winter/Spring Term||includes all classes from January–mid June|
Loan and Enrollment Status
To qualify for Federal Stafford Loans, students must be enrolled at least half-time. Enrollment status will be determined by the total number of credits a student is registered for within the term.
|Credit Load||Enrollment Status|
|9 credits or more||Full-time|
Within each term, we will have two sessions of classes:
Summer/Fall Term (July–December)
Winter/Spring Term (January–June)
What This Means for You
There are now several ways that you can reach the half-time status mark and potentially qualify for a Federal Stafford Loan. For example:
In order to be eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan, you must register for the courses ahead of time. This allows the Registrar to confirm your enrollment as at least half-time.
If you have any questions about the term structure and how it affects you eligibility for loans, please contact:
Program Administrator, Graduate Education
Student Financial Services