OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES
FEDERAL FUNDING SOURCES
Available to graduate students taking at least six credits per semester.
Federal Direct Student Loans
Direct Loans are available to matriculated students who are US Citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens and taking at least six credits per semester. In order to determine whether you qualify for a Direct Loan, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Applicants must use school code 002639 to identify Stevens. Upon receipt of the information, the Office of Financial Aid will determine your eligibility and notify you in writing.
Federal Work Study
A number of full-time or half-time domestic graduate students may also be offered part time employment under the auspices of the Federal Work Study Program. This is a need based Federal aid program that pays students an hourly wage for a variety of technical and/or clerical positions in offices and departments within the Stevens campus.
A complete guide to all Federal funding for education is available online at http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html
PRIVATE FUNDING SOURCES
Available to all graduate students, including international students. Loans from private sources are available to meet all or most of your costs. These alternative loans are not based on financial need, but in most cases a credit check is completed by the lender to determine eligibility. For international students, in some cases a co-signer who must be a U.S. citizen is required. Most applications are available online.
Please visit our Financial Aid page and use the alternative Private Loan link.
Available to full-time graduate students.
Assistantships are available to full-time graduate students, and are granted for teaching and/or research. Assistantships are a wonderful opportunity to pay for your education while gaining experience, as they typically cover tuition and include a stipend. Assistantships are awarded competitively by academic departments. Applying for an Assistantship position early can help improve your chances of receiving an award.
Stevens offers Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships. Teaching Assistants assist department professors with undergraduate and graduate classes, labs, recitation sessions, and grading homework. Research Assistants assist a faculty member or group of faculty members in performing research related to their field of study.
To be considered for a Teaching or Research Assistantship by an academic department, applicants should submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
Stevens also has a number of Graduate Assistantships. These positions are within various
administrative offices throughout campus. Students interested in becoming a Graduate
Assistant seek out these positions once they arrive on campus to begin their academic
Other useful Websites
Federal Aid Sites