Enrollment Status

Change in Enrollment Status: Graduate Students 

Graduate students are eligible to apply for Stafford and Grad PLUS loans and should refer to the section on student loans for further information. Graduate students may also be eligible for assistantships or fellowships through the department in which they are enrolled. Contact the departmental office for additional information and application instructions.

Graduate students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to continue to receive financial aid as specified in this catalog.

Students who have attained a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent are not eligible to receive Pell, PHEAA, FSEOG, FWS, Perkins, and most other forms of financial aid including institutional grants.

Graduate students who are in default on a federal student loan are not eligible to receive assistance of any type while enrolled at the University.
 
Low-Residency MFA Students

Students who enroll at least half-time (4.5 credits) in the Low-residency MFA program may borrow under the Stafford Loan and Grad PLUS programs.

Students who matriculated as of June 2000 and follow the 12, 4.5, 4.5 credit pattern are permitted to borrow during all semesters of enrollments and qualify for deferments; these students may borrow up to $20,500

Students who matriculated prior to June 2000 and follow the 10, 3, 3 credit pattern are not permitted to borrow during the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer MFA students who are enrolled less than half-time are not permitted to borrow and do not qualify for deferments.
 
Part-Time Students

Part-time students who are enrolled in degree programs may be eligible for Stafford Loans.Part-time students are subject to all requirements governing the financial aid programs, except that they be enrolled on a full-time basis.

Part-time students are not eligible for merit-based aid.

Part-time students should follow application procedures as detailed in the UArts catalog.
 
Continuing Education Students

Students who enroll through the Continuing Education program are eligible for a very limited selection of loan programs. Continuing Education students are not eligible for any other type of financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.
 
International Students

Students who are neither U.S. citizens, nor eligible non-citizens (as confirmed by the federal government), are not eligible to receive any form of Federal Title IV financial aid while enrolled at The University of the Arts.

International students will be reviewed for scholarships when offered admission to the University. Those students who demonstrate exceptional academic and artistic ability will be considered for the University’s Scholarship Program.

International students may be eligible to borrow money through a very limited selection of loan programs. International students must have a U.S. citizen serve as the co-signer on the loan. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.