Graduate Financial Aid

Helping graduate students pay for college

Graduate loan applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those applications submitted by May 1 for fall/spring or March 1 for summer financial aid. Once you have a financial aid award available, you may view it on WebAdvisor. Students must reapply for financial aid each year. For more information on priority deadlines, see “Important Dates” at the left.

Students who apply for loans late may need to pay for tuition temporarily (i.e., credit card) until the loan is processed. Students may then request a refund check from the Student Accounts Office after the loan has been applied to his/her account and after attending the first class session.

How To Apply

Step 1.

Be accepted for admission to a degree-granting or licensure program and intend to enroll at least half-time. Note: Graduate Licensure Students (superintendent, principal, school nurse or other administrative licensure) are eligible for private education loans only. For more private loan information, follow the “Additional Loan Resources” at the bottom of this page. 

Step 2.

Complete the Ashland University Financial Aid Application. Fall/spring applications will be made available on March 1. Priority will be given to applications submitted by May 1 prior to fall. The summer application will be made available in early February and should be submitted by March 1.

  • 2013-14 Bachelor’s Plus/Teacher Licensure Fall/Spring Application
  • 2013-14  Graduate Fall/Spring Application
  • 2013-14  Seminary Fall/Winter/Spring Application (Pre-D.Min. students should review FAQs at the left for information on limited loan eligibility regulations)
  • 2014 Summer Financial Aid Application
  • 2014-15 Bachelor's Plus Fall/Spring Application
  • 2014-15 Graduate/Seminary Fall/Spring Application

Step 3.

File a FAFSA with Ashland University’s school code of 003012

Step 4.

For new Federal Direct Stafford Loan borrowers, complete Direct Loan Master Promissory Note for your “Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan.”  Follow the green "Sign In" button and log in with your FAFSA PIN to proceed.

Step 5.

If you do not have outstanding Stafford Loans, complete Loan Entrance Counseling.

Additional Loan Resources

If you need funding in addition to or do not qualify for Federal Stafford Loans, you can apply for one of the following. NOTE: Approval for these additional loan resources is credit-based.

Private Education Alternative Loan

You will need to choose a lender and apply with that lender for the loan. Ashland University has provided a Private Loan Comparison List through FASTChoice for your review, but you may select any lender you wish. If you apply with a lender not on the Comparison List, please have the lender send their School Certification Form to AU’s Financial Aid Office for completion.

Federal Graduate PLUS Loan

Master’s and Doctoral degree-seeking students who have exhausted their Stafford Loan eligibility and still have room to borrow up to the cost of attendance may apply for a Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. To apply, follow these steps at studentloans.gov after "Signing In" with your FAFSA PIN:

  • Every year, click "Request a PLUS Loan," and choose the "Graduate PLUS" loan type (this is where you request the dollar amount you need for the year and a credit check will be done).
  • For new Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan borrowers, also "Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN)" and "Complete Loan Entrance Counseling."

Federal Parent PLUS Loan

Parents of dependent Bachelor’s Plus students who have exhausted their Stafford Loan eligibility and who are enrolled at least half-time may apply for a Federal Parent PLUS Loan. To apply, follow these steps at studentloans.gov after "Signing In" with your FAFSA PIN:

  • Every year, click "Request a PLUS Loan," and choose the "Parent PLUS" loan type (this is where you request the dollar amount you need for the year, and a credit check will be done).
  • For new Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan borrowers, also "Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN)."

Contact Financial Aid

Hours

Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Email: gradfinaid.ashland.edu

Phone: ex. 5003

419.289.5003
OR

800.882.1548
Fax:
419.289.5976

Counselors

Stephen Howell
Director
Ext. 5944
showell@ashland.edu

Tony Leprotti
Graduate students whose last name begin with A-B
Ext. 5096
aleprott@ashland.edu

Shea Monschein
Graduate students whose last name begin with C-H
Ext. 5851
smonsch2@ashland.edu

Will McGinley
Graduate students whose last name begin with I-Q
Ext. 5913
wmcginle@ashland.edu

Andrea Morrow
Graduate students whose last name begin with R-Z
Ext. 5891
amorrow5@ashland.edu