Graduate Student Financial Aid Process

Graduate School Financial Aid

All students seeking federal, state or institutional assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have general questions regarding the financial aid process, please contact the Financial Aid Office at

Get details about completing the FAFSA

Important Loan Information

First time Graduate Direct Loan borrowers at Bowie State University must complete both the Graduate Entrance Loan Counseling and the Graduate Electronic Master Promissory Note (e-MPN) at It is important to complete both items to ensure your loans will be applied to your account. Those who do not comply will not be able to register for the upcoming semesters. Additionally, their classes will be dropped and they will incur an account balance.

Credit Hour Requirement

Graduate students must take a minimum of six credit hours each semester to obtain financial aid. Students enrolled in the second session of eight week courses will receive disbursement once that session officially starts and enrollment is confirmed.