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Graduate and Graduate Health Sciences Financial Aid

Our commitment is to help you navigate and understand the financial aid process and identify financial tools to help make a college education affordable. Paying for college is a partnership, and this partnership includes your family, the government, and the University of Bridgeport.

Review and Return your award letter to the Financial Aid Office if you are rejecting or adjusting your award. If you are a new student please complete the Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note. If you need further financial assistance you can apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS .

Payment Plans
Monthly payment plans are available. Students and their families can make payments from their bank account or by credit card through the myUB portal. The interest-free payment plan option can help spread all or part of student’s tuition, room & board, and fees over several equal monthly payments. Payment plan enrollment can be completed via the UB Portal for a fee of $50 each semester.

Work Study
If interested in Work-Study, you can view and apply for positions online at the University of Bridgeport Career Services.

Private Loans
Last option to apply for financial assistance is to apply for a Private Loan. We recommend you look at several options as interest and fees vary with each lender. All students who borrow must complete a Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification Form (PDF) and submit this form to the lender in order for the alternative loan to be complete and disburse. In order to complete this form, you will need to reference our Tuition and Fees brochure.

Scholarships


Offered by the University of Bridgeport

The University of Bridgeport launched a graduate scholarship program to help deserving students meet the financial obligations of pursuing higher education. There are three award amounts—$3,000, $4,000 and $5,000—that are awarded for the first year of study only, and the amount of the award is determined by a student’s academic achievement and test scores.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be an applicant for one of the following programs:
    • A master’s level program in the School of Business
    • A master’s level program in the College of Public and International Affairs.
    • A master’s level program in the School of Engineering
  • There is no separate scholarship application; you will automatically be considered for a scholarship at the time of admission
  • Some programs may require standardized test scores for scholarship consideration. GRE or GMAT scores may be submitted as part of the application process.
  • UB also offers a 50 percent tuition discount for law enforcement personnel (police officers, corrections officers, parole officers, members of the armed forces and veterans) who have permanent residence in Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey and are enrolled in the M.A. Criminal Justice and Human Security program. Eligible students are required to submit the employment verification form after receiving acceptance into the M.A. Criminal Justice and Human Security program.

For questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at admit@bridgeport.edu.

 

Graduate Health Science Scholarships

 

On Campus Jobs


Welcome to the University of Bridgeport’s Student Employment website. Student Employment is an opportunity for students at the University of Bridgeport to learn about the work environment while obtaining a degree. Current students apply and search for jobs through myUB.

Work-Study

All Federal Work-Study students can earn a maximum of $1000 per semester, if eligible. Work-study jobs are preformed on campus only. Once students reach their limit for the semester, they can no longer work, until the following semester.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of when they will be reaching their limit.

Resident Assistantship/Community Assistantship

Resident and Community Assistantship jobs are compensated with a scholarship that covers room and board. Students interested can contact the Residential Life office at reslife@bridgeport.edu or 203-576-4228.

Graduate Assistantship

Graduate Assistantship jobs are compensated in a combination of scholarship and stipends. The amount of earning and hours are based on the number of credits being paid by the department.

Student Loans


There are two important changes beginning in the 2012-2013 school year regarding your Federal Direct Loans. The recent bill passed in Congress to raise the debt ceiling affected some of the terms on Federal Direct Student Loan policies for 2012-13 has caused the Elimination of Federal Direct Subsidized Loan and Upfront Interest Rebates.

  1. The Federal Direct Subsidized Loan will no longer be available for graduate and professional students for loan periods beginning on or after July 1, 2012.
  2. Beginning December 1, 2012, the upfront interest rebate will no longer be offered on any Federal Direct Loans. Federal Direct Lending will deduct a 1.073% origination fee on Unsubsidized Loans, and a 4.292% fee on Graduate PLUS Loans.

Direct Stafford Loan (Unsubsidized): The interest rate is fixed at 6% on the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan accrues from the day the loan is disbursed. Repayment begins 6 months after the student ceases to be at least half-time. Students may pay interest as they go, or capitalize their interest payments.

Alternative Loans: Also commonly referred to as private loans, are commercial loans offered by banks and other private lenders to cover the costs of college not covered by financial aid. Alternative loans are intended for students whose financial aid does not cover the full cost of higher education. Students must complete a Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification Form (PDF) and submit this form to the lender in order for the alternative loan to be complete and disburse. In order to complete this form, you will need to reference our Tuition and Fees brochure.

Graduate/Professional (Grad-PLUS): This education loans are available to graduate and professional students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and exhausted all other forms of federal aid including Stafford Direct Loans. Grad-PLUS loans can help students fill any gaps between the cost of attendance and any other financial aid (loans, grants, and scholarships) received. To receive a Grad-PLUS loan, students must pass a credit evaluation that can require a co-signer. The interest rate is 7%.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)—for Education Students ONLY: TEACH Grant Program provides a grant of up to $4,000 per year to students in the Education program only. In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education.


Annual Loan Limits for Graduate and Health Science Loans

 
Unsubsidized
Yearly Total
Total Aggregate Amount
Graduate $20,500 $20,500  $138,500
Chiropractic $33,000 $33,000  $224,000
Naturopathic $40,500 $40,500  $224,000
Grad Prerequisites $12,500 $12,500  

 

Average Indebtedness

Graduate  2 years of studies $41,000
Chiropractic  4 years of studies $132,000
Naturopathic  4 years of studies $162,000