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Graduate and Continuing Studies

Financial Resources

Financial Aid

Grad school is all about igniting your passions and rediscovering your love for learning—until you get the bill. But it doesn't have to be that way. We're here to tell you paying for graduate school doesn't need to come with a pit in your stomach. Need some advice? Want to get set up? Your Student Experience Mentor is your resident expert on all things paying-for-grad-school. Go ahead and click Let’s Talk to get in touch! We don't want anything—including money—to get in the way of your revolution.


Financial Aid Application Process

Students interested in financial aid should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at fafsa.gov

Which FAFSA application should I file?

Expected Start Date FAFSA Taxes Needed
Summer 2018-Summer 2019 2018-2019 FAFSA 2016 Taxes
Summer 2019-Summer 2020 2019-2020 FAFSA 2017 Taxes

For summer 2019 starts, file both years to maximize eligibility! Click here for more information on completing the FAFSA


Loan

Federal Unsubsidized/Subsidized Direct Loans

Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans

After a graduate student has exhausted his/her loan eligibility, s/he may be eligible to borrow from the Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan Program. Grad PLUS loans have an annual borrowing limit of up to the full cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. Unlike the Unsubsidized Loan Program, which does not rely on the borrower’s credit history in any way, an approved Grad PLUS borrower cannot have an adverse credit history (e.g., bankruptcy, foreclosure, repossession, tax lien, default, or current delinquency of 90 or more days on any debt).

Other supplemental student loans are available from private lenders for students who meet lender credit requirements.Students who need to supplement their Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans with Grad PLUS or private loans are encouraged to explore all borrowing options with one of Moravian College’s expert financial aid counselors. We are here to help you!


Alternative Loans

Alternative loans can be a good option after federal loan eligibility is exhausted or to use for graduate certificate programs for which federal aid is currently not available. These loans are credit based, and a co-signer may be used. They have variable or fixed interest rate options. Students may select any lender they would like or may choose from Moravian’s recommended list of lenders. Click here for more information on private loans.


Loan Comparison

Degree Completion & Accelerated Nursing Students (at least half-time status)

Loan Student Eligibility Interest Rate Fees Annual Borrowing Limit Lifetime Borrowing Limit
Direct Subsidized Loan Qualifying FAFSA Filers 5.05% 1.062% $3,500-Freshman
$4,500-Sophomore
$5,500-Junior/Senior
$23,000
Direct Unsubsidized Loan FAFSA Filers 5.05% 1.062% $2,000 or $7,000
(Dependent/Independent)
UG: $57,500
(includes any subsidized amounts)
Alternative Loan All Students Varies Varies Up to full cost of attendance none
Direct Parent Plus Loan Dependent FAFSA Filers 7.6% 4.248% Up to full cost of attendance none

 

Graduate Students (at least half-time status)

Loan Student Eligibility Interest Rate Fees Annual Borrowing Limit* Lifetime Borrowing Limit Program Eligibility
Direct Unsubsidized Loan FAFSA Filers 6.06% 1.062% $20,500 $138,500 Degree seeking FAFSA Filers
Direct Graduate PLUS Loan FAFSA Filers 7.6% 4.248% Up to full cost of attendance none Degree Seeking FAFSA Filers
Alternative Loan All Students Varies Varies Up to full cost of attendance none All credit worthy applicants (Degrees & Certificates)

Scholarships & Grants

MBA Endowed Scholarship

Selection is based on financial need, an application essay, and personal interview (if needed). The scholarship may be used to cover tuition, fees, and textbooks required by the course(s). Review of applications will be conducted on a rolling basis based upon funds available. You can apply to the MBA Endowed Scholarship here.

The MBA Scholarship Fund

Please contact Sean Rossi at 610-625-7742 for more information



Pennsylvania State Grants are awarded to full-time and part-time first baccalaureate degree candidates who demonstrate need. The deadline for this program is May 1, but we suggest transmitting your FAFSA by March 15. File the FAFSA and you'll be in great shape.


The Federal Pell Grants is awarded to full-time and part-time first baccalaureate degree candidates who demonstrate significant need. File the FAFSA to be considered.


All-Program Scholarships

This endowed scholarship provides financial assistance to full- and part-time undergraduate and post-baccalaureate Graduate and Continuing Studies students who share an active commitment to the community and are willing to encourage others to pursue educational excellence.

  • There are no restrictions on age, gender, or stage at which the student enters college.
  • New or transfer students may be considered.
  • Potential recipients must file the Windmill Scholarship Application with your Student Experience Mentor.

File the FAFSA to be considered for the Windmill Foundation Scholarship.


Available to undergraduate and post-baccalaureate women over the age of 25 who meet the following conditions:

  • Academic career has been interrupted
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Are degree or certificate candidates at Moravian College
  • Have earned at least half the credits toward the degree or certificate
  • This scholarship is not available to graduate students.

Potential recipients must file the Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Scholarship Application with your Student Experience Mentor. File the FAFSA for Charlotte Newcombe consideration.


Paying for Graduate School

This plan is designed for students whose employers reimburse tuition but only at the conclusion of the course when a grade has been received. Simply file the ERPP 2018-19 Form with the Graduate and Continuing Studies Office with the $35 application fee. The fee is the responsibility of the student.


The monthly payment plan at Moravian College allows you to pay your education expenses in smaller, more manageable monthly installments. The cost for the monthly payment plan is a $35 semester enrollment fee. The payment plan can be found at moravian.afford.com.

Contact LaKeisha Thorpe for more information (610) 625-7716.