Once Falcon Fast-Track candidates complete their undergraduate degree program, they need to consider how they will pay the cost of enrolling in the Graduate School. When thinking about how to pay for your graduate education, you need to consider two options:
Financial assistance given to an undergraduate student will end upon undergraduate graduation. Undergraduate scholarships do not “carry over” to the graduate school, even if you attained your bachelor’s degree in fewer than eight semesters. Graduate financial aid policies go into effect once a student completes their BA/BS degree, and the student enrolls in a graduate program.
The following information is for students who plan on applying for need-based aid.
The Office of Financial Assistance is responsible for administering need-based aid to qualified candidates. Please review carefully. Applying for graduate financial assistance is very similar to the undergraduate process. Students are required to file the following documents:
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Bentley Graduate Aid Application
- Signed copy of their most recent federal tax return and W-2 Form(s)
- The CSS Profile Form*
Students should be sure to indicate Bentley’s FAFSA code is 002124 and the CSS Profile code for graduate students is 3098. Be aware that the FAFSA form can take up to two weeks to be processed.
For questions related to need-based aid, contact:
Office of Financial Assistance
116 Rauch Administration Center
The Graduate School of Business awards merit-based aid to academically outstanding students admitted to a masters degree program. The Graduate Admission Office is responsible for awarding merit-based aid to qualified candidates. Merit-based awards can be either a graduate assistantship or scholarship. A Masters Candidate who wants to be considered for an award to help with the cost of the graduate degree is required to take the GMAT or GRE.
Applicants who wish to be considered for merit aid are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Merit-based aid is limited for students who enroll in the Graduate School of Business beginning with the January term. In addition, students that take the GMAT or GRE to be considered for aid should not submit scores that do not meet the minimum 500 (GMAT) or equivalent (GRE) required for admission consideration. Scores submitted will be used as part of the admission evaluation regardless of a student's 3.20 GPA standing.
It is recommended to speak to Graduate Admission regarding any questions about Merit-Based Aid.