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Grants, Graduate Assistantships, Loans & Scholarships (continued) Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loans PLUS loans are federal loans that graduate students can also utilize to help pay for their education expenses. This program allows students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to borrow up to the standard graduate cost of attendance less other aid received. This is a non-need-based loan program provided by the Department of Education. A credit check is required to be considered for this program. Students must file a FAFSA and be enrolled on at least a half-time basis (6 credit hours) to receive a PLUS loan. Separate application and steps to apply for the Graduate PLUS loan are available at www.strose.edu/finaid (listed under “Forms”).

International Students International students studying at The College of Saint Rose on an F1 visa are eligible to apply for graduate assistantships, scholarships and on-campus employment (working no more than 20 hours per week). Application procedures for graduate assistantship and scholarship opportunities are the same as those listed above, although filing a FAFSA form is not required. Any on-campus employment opportunities are posted through the Saint Rose Career Center’s online job posting website, eCareerCenter. Please visit www.strose.edu/careercenter to access eCareerCenter.

Veteran Students The College of Saint Rose has been named to the Military Friendly School List. U.S. veterans and dependents may be eligible for specific types of benefits, depending on the veteran's dates of service, length of service, and type of discharge (if no longer active). For a full list of acceptable veterans benefits and contact information, please visit our Veteran’s Information page at www.strose.edu/registrar.

The Sister Anne Clark Scholarship was the key that unlocked the door of opportunity for me. As a mother of four, finishing my master’s degree seemed a necessity after my husband lost his job.

Receiving this scholarship allowed me to move forward. I am excited by my classes and hopeful

that I can return the favor someday to help another reach their goal. The College of Saint Rose

proved they offer more than an excellent education; they offer a helping hand. Maria Noakes, Mental Health Counseling, G’14

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Financing Your Graduate Education  
Financing Your Graduate Education  

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