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Applying for Financial Aid All students who would like to be considered for financial aid must first be admitted. A financial aid award offer will not be determined until you have been admitted. Graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents wishing to receive financial aid must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The first step is to apply online for a PIN at If you have already established a PIN in the past, disregard this step. Next, file the FAFSA online at The College of Saint Rose school code is 002705. Completed FAFSAs are transmitted to the College electronically by the federal government. Beginning in May of the upcoming academic year (or November for a spring semester start), the Office of Financial Aid will start to distribute financial aid award information. Students will be notified of the availability of their aid through their Saint Rose e-mail account. If a Saint Rose e-mail account has not yet been established, a paper copy of the awards will be mailed. Students will be instructed to proceed to the secure area to accept/decline the aid offer.

Upon completing my Bachelor's Degree at Saint Rose, I

immediately decided to stay

to pursue my Master's degree, because the professors here

are excellent and Saint Rose as a whole is like a small

community. However, I was nervous financially about

staying at a private institution

for grad school. I was aware of Graduate Assistant positions

from my undergraduate work,

and was very excited and

pleased when I was offered one. Graduate Assistantships not only provide substantial

financial assistance, but they also allowed me to see the

school in a new light. I am now more aware of different offices

and what they do, and have

connected with more students and faculty members on a

different level. I am thankful

that because of the Graduate Assistantship Program, I was

Prior to joining Saint Rose, I worked as a Communications Associate at the United Nations office in Ukraine, where I was involved in the

implementation of the UN human rights, poverty reduction, climate

able to spend five great years

at The College of Saint Rose. Amanda Daley, BS '12, MSED G' 14

change and healthy lifestyle promotional campaigns. I was passionate about my job and felt that to do it better I needed more profound

and specific knowledge in public relations and communications, as these areas are relatively new in my country. The College of Saint

Rose appealed to me. I came to the Capital Region as a Fulbright

scholar, but this would have never happened if not for Saint Rose

financial aid. I believe that the complex knowledge I gained at Saint

Rose helped me to return home in a new capacity with better under-

standing of the role that public relations plays in the community and

country development, as well as in business and other sectors. Olena Sadovnik, international student, Communications major, MA G’12


Financing Your Graduate Education  

A guide to financing your graduate education at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.