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GRE Financial Aid

In addition to standard financial aid options (such as private and federal loans), GRE students are eligible to apply for the following funding opportunities:

Institutional Funding
(up to a 35% reduction)

  • Awards based on financial need

  • Tuition discount of up to 35%, excluding fees

  • Submission of a FAFSA application required

  • Requires full-time enrollment in any of the master’s, doctoral, or certificate programs*

  • Maintenance of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards

Category-based Tuition Waiver
(up to a 50% reduction)

  • For qualified faith-based leaders, church and congregational staff, and educators

  • Tuition discount of up to 50%, excluding fees

  • Submission of a letter of endorsement from the student’s employer or institutional leader on official stationary, verifying full-time affiliation, appointment or employment.

  • Requires full-time enrollment in any of the master’s, doctoral, or certificate programs*

  • Maintenance of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards

* To maintain full-time status, students must register for at least six (6) credits in either fall or spring semesters. Student financial aid will be rescinded, if a student drops a class and no longer holds full-time status. Summer applicants may take three (3) credits, but must be full-time in either the preceding spring or subsequent fall semester.

Please Note:

  • The following categories are not covered by student financial aid: dissertation format review; dissertation qualifying paper; doctoral mentoring seminar; and maintenance of matriculation.

Application Process

Please Note:

  • Fall and spring semester applicants are required to register for at least six (6) credits before applying for GRE financial aid.

  • Summer applicants may take three (3) credits, but must be full-time in either the preceding spring or subsequent fall semester.

  • Returning students are encouraged to apply by May 15 to ensure funding availability.

To apply for Institutional Funding:

  1. Complete the GRE financial aid application form
  2. Complete and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application by April 15 of each year. It typically takes three weeks for the application to be processed.

Important: When completing the FAFSA form, students should enter Fordham University’s Federal School Code and address to ensure that the university receives the FAFSA report:

  1. Federal School Code: 002722
  2. College: Fordham University Address: 441 East Fordham Road Bronx, NY 10458

To apply for the Category-based Tuition Waiver:

  1. Complete the GRE financial aid application form
  2. Submit a scanned letter of endorsement from the student’s employer or institutional leader on official stationary, verifying full-time affiliation, appointment or employment. Letters should be emailed to GREaid@fordham.edu upon submission of the GRE financial aid application form.