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Financial Aid

1. Apply for a Graduate Liberal Studies Scholarship:

  • Select your scholarship type and submit the appropriate form
    DO NOT USE FAFSA TO APPLY FOR THESE SCHOLARSHIPS!
    • Need-based GLS scholarships:
      • Submit only the scholarship application - not FAFSA
      • Eligibility: students who are admitted to or are applying for admission to the degree program.  Students applying for scholarships and admission at the same time must have a completed admission file by the financial aid deadline in order to be considered for the scholarships.
    • Community support scholarships:
      • 50% tuition discount for full-time teachers, librarians, and administrators working in accredited schools in the school districts in the greater Middletown, CT area listed below, as well as to full-time employees of the City of Middletown, CT. This scholarship is open to all GLS students, non-degree as well as MALS and MPhil students.
        • Cromwell, East Haddam, East Hampton, Meriden, Middletown, Portland, Region 13, Region 17,  and Rocky Hill
    • City Year Give a Year scholarships: we are proud to participate in City Year alumni scholarship program.  Please visit City Year for details.
    • Teach for America scholarships: we also offer scholarships to corp members and alumni.  Please visit Teach for America for details - we are listed under "Education. 
    • Veterans: Graduate Liberal Studies is proud to be a part of the Yellow Ribbon Program for qualifying veterans.

2. Consider Outside Scholarships:

  • James Madison Graduate Fellowship: students who wish to teach the American Constitution in a secondary school are encouraged to apply for the James Madison Graduate Fellowships.  The application submission deadline is March 1, 2013, before 5:00 p.m., central time.  Please visit http://www.jamesmadison.com/ for complete details.
  • Other outside scholarships: please visit the University's Outside Scholarships and Grants page for additional information on searching for other scholarships to support your studies at the GLS.

3. Use the Monthly Payment Plan:

4. Apply for Student Loans only if you need additional funding:

  • Federal direct student loans are available to GLS students who meet the criteria below.  Student loans are administered by Wesleyan University's Office of Financial Aid.
    • Admitted into the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies or Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts program,
    • Enrolled in two (2) or more courses at the GLS in the term loans are being requested
      and
    • Be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizen.
  • Alternative loans may be available to GLS students (also known as Private Education Loans.)  These loan products are not backed by the federal government.  They usually have variable interest rates based on Prime or LIBOR and rely on a credit review to calculate the initial rate of interest.  Typically the student is the borrower and often a co-borrower is required to pass credit or receive a favorable interest rate.  Interest accrues from disbursement.  These loans may not be included in a federal consolidation.  In recent years the lenders have offered refinancing to convert the loans to a fixed rate.  Each of our Private Loan Recommended Lenders offer an array of educational loans.  To assist students in the selection process, we are using FASTChoice, a loan comparision tool that will assist borrowers in deciding on a private loan that is best suited for their needs. For a comparison of the loans and borrower benefits, please visit our online Private Loan Recommended Lenders list.

 

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