Need financial help to reach your goals? Youíre not alone. About 70 percent of CSU students receive some form of financial assistance To help students fund graduate school, Cleveland State offers aid in the form of graduate assistantships, fellowships, student loans, research grants, scholarships, Federal work-study and non-work-study employment.
Itís a good idea to check with both the Financial Aid Office and the Program Director of the academic program you wish to enter for an up-to-date list of available funding opportunities.
For federal financial assistance, the first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Federal Renewal Application after January 1 of each year. Click here for forms.
Graduate students will be considered for Federal Aid programs based on the availability of funds and a minimum enrollment of 6 or more credit hours per semester. Those who are registered for 12 or more credit hours are considered full-time students for financial aid purposes.
This is a federal, need-based employment program. Selected funds are available for community service positions. Click here for up-to-date information on student employment.
This is a federal, need-based, 5 percent interest loan program administered by the CSU Financial Aid Office. Click here for up-to-date and complete information.
This is a federal loan program administered by local lending institutions. The federal government pays interest on the loan for students while they attend school on at least a half-time basis. Click here for complete information. All other loan information can be found at: www.csuohio.edu/financialaid/loans.
Cleveland State provides three types of graduate assistantships: teaching, research, and administrative. Each is designed to assist in the professional development of the student and meet the needs of the University. Click here for details.