GSE Financial Aid
To be eligible for federal financial aid, a Fordham Graduate School of Education student must follow the Federal Loan Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP). Read more on SAP
Below is information on school based financial aid in the form of GSE School Based Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships. Information on Stafford Loans, and other types of aid can be accessed from the University’s Financial Aid
A limited number of graduate assistantships are awarded each year to qualified individuals who have been admitted to one of the degree programs in the Graduate School of Education. These awards are made in recognition of academic achievement, special competencies, and/or academic potential. Assistantships provide opportunities for academic and professional development, as well as financial benefits. Full-time students (12 or more credits) in any degree program within the Graduate School of Education (except MST) may apply.
Assistantship awards provide tuition remission for courses. The awards carry with them the obligation to contribute to the Graduate School of Education through work in one of the School’s offices, or on a special project or assignment. There are two types of assistantships: a research graduate assistantship is an award to support research, service, or professional efforts. It may involve flexible hours and off-site or service activities. An administrative graduate assistantship supports programs administratively. Students must be available during regular business hours.
School Based Scholarships
School-based financial support is available to qualifying candidates through scholarship programs offered by the Graduate School of Education. Applicants/students may apply for more than one program, but they can receive support from only one program at a time. Read a description of awards
To qualify for GSE school based aid, candidates must meet the specific criteria:
- Graduate Assistantships
This award is merit based. Candidates must meet the minimum requirement of an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or graduate GPA of 3.8.
- School Based Scholarships
This award is merit and need based. Applicants must meet the minimum GPA requirements of an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or graduate GPA of 3.8, as well as demonstrate financial need by filling out a FAFSA. Applications for scholarships will not be reviewed if a FAFSA has not been filled out.
Fill out the scholarship section of the online application indicating interest in GSE School Based aid (located on the Supplemental form’s page of the online application). There is no deadline for applications for prospective students, however, please note that awards are issued on the availability of funds.
Awards must be renewed each year. Applications are due to Anisa Sanchez
in the GSE Office of Admissions by February 1st by mail or by fax at (212) 636-7106.
Continuing Students ONLY
can download the forms by clicking on the appropriate links:
Spring 2013 semester only:
Types of Awards
The Graduate School of Education offers two types of school based aid: Graduate Assistantships and School Based Scholarships.