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Merit-Based Aid Programs

Our merit-based aid programs include:

Graduate Assistantships

Full-time graduate students are eligible to compete for graduate assistantships, which grant partial to full tuition remission. Serving in these positions, Graduate Assistants help faculty and administrators in a variety of research, educational and administrative activities. Assistantships are awarded for merit, based on criteria that include the candidate's previous educational achievements, GMAT or GRE scores, specific skills related to your contribution to the incoming class, and, if applicable, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. Students that are awarded a GA will not be provided with a salary but will be taxed on the estimated hourly rate for their position. 

Graduate Scholarships

A limited number of merit scholarships are awarded to new students and do not contain a work component in the award. Selection is also based on criteria that include the candidate's previous educational achievements, GMAT or GRE scores, specific skills related to your contribution to the incoming class, and, if applicable, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.

Alternative Loan Programs

Bentley University participates in a variety of alternative student loan programs. These include the Massachusetts Educational Financial Authority (MEFA) Loan for Graduate Education, CitiBank CitiAssist Loan, Citizens TruFit Loan and the Wells Fargo Collegiate Loan. Participation in these programs is based on the applicant's creditworthiness.

Graduate Student Employment

Students can help offset college costs through on or off-campus student employment. On-campus employment opportunities are limited. Our partner, CollegeHelpers.com, can assist students with off-campus positions. Please contact the Student Employment Office at student_employment@bentley.edu for further information.

Graduate Work Program

Graduate students also have the opportunity to work on campus for salary compensation.  Students can apply for these positions through the Office of Student Employment.  It is the discretion of the hiring department to select suitable candidates and determine an appropriate working schedule.  In general these jobs require 20 hours of work each week.

Department Assistants

The Academic Technology Center (ATC) and the User Experience Center (UXC) offer Department Assistant positions in their labs as well.  Contact the department directly for more information on eligibility.