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Financing Graduate Studies

 
 

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Florida Gulf Coast University offers quality education and personal attention on par with the finest private universities, but at the cost of Florida's excellent public university system. Smart financial management is crucial for your success while attending graduate school and for your professional achievement after graduation. Use the resources below to see how FGCU can help you make smart financial decisions.

Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree seeking students are not eligible to receive financial aid (except for teacher certification). 

Tuition Support 

Graduate tuition support provides assistance for in-state or out-of-state tuition. Graduate tuition support does not cover undergraduate courses or any fees other than tuition. Both in-state and out-of-state tuition supports are highly competitive, availability of tuition support may vary from one program to another.

In general, all financial support offered to Master degree seeking students is limited to up to four (4) semesters and up to (8) eight semesters for Doctoral degree seeking students.

 

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Tuition and Costs

For more tuition & fees information, please visit the Office of the Bursar website.

Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016 semesters

Graduate
FL Resident

Graduate
Non FL Resident

Tuition (per credit hour)

$373.38

$1,300.66

ID Card Fee

$10.00

$10.00

Repeat Surcharge (per credit hour)

N/A

N/A

 

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In-State Tuition Support

Application Process for In-State Tuition Support

To apply for In-state tuition support, students must:

  • Be admitted to FGCU as a degree-seeking graduate student or have a pending application for admission.
  • Refer to individual program requirements BEFORE submitting the application. Additional information and/or documents may be needed at the time of submission.
  • Submit the application form for in-state tuition support as applicable.
  • Submit all additional supplemental materials, as required by the individual program (see section below), no later than the deadline.
  • Incomplete applications (e.g. incomplete application form, missing supplemental materials) will not be processed.
  • The application form for Graduate in-state tuition support can be found in the ORGS Form Library. 
  • A NEW application is required for each term.

Application Deadlines for In-State Tuition Support

Fall Deadline:        May 1
Spring Deadline:    October 1  
Summer Deadline:  March 1

Complete applications along with the required supplemental materials must be submitted as PDF attachments to graduate@fgcu.edu by 5:00 P.M. on the deadline date.

Supplemental Requirements by Program in Each College

College of Arts & Sciences
English, Environmental Science, History, and Mathematics:  Graduate Tuition Application form only
Public Administration:  Supplemental Application, Previously taken 6 credits in program with 3.0 GPA
Criminal Justice & Forensic Studies:  Supplemental Application

Lutgert College of Business 
All Programs:  Resume & Personal Statement

College of Education   
EdD: FAFSA, Statement of Financial Need (optional)

All Other COE Programs:
FAFSA, Resume, Statement of Financial Need (optional)

College of Health Professions & Social Work
Social Work: Supplemental Application, Statement of Financial Need

Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy:  FAFSA completed, Statement of Financial Need
Counseling (Mental Health & School):  FAFSA, Resume, Statement of Financial Need

All Other CHPSW Programs:
Statement of Financial Need


§ Students of CHPSW may be expected to participate in 10 hours of department service for each credit of tuition support received during the term; for instance, assisting with department sponsored events, assisting with departmental service activities on campus or in the community, assisting with department or faculty projects, etc. 

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Out-of-State Tuition Support (Graduate Fellowship)
  • Graduate tuition support provides assistance for out-state tuition. It does not cover undergraduate courses or any fees other than tuition.
  • Graduate students apply for the Graduate Fellowship must be admitted as degree-seeking students for the semester of which the awards are sought. Post-bac non-degree seeking students and certificate students are not eligible to apply.
  • This award is authorized for non-resident students only. Undocumented students, including students, who have received deferred action (DACA) may qualify for this award.
  • Only full-time graduate students (>9 credit hours/semester) are eligible to apply for the Graduate Fellowship Award.
  • TOEFL is required for international students. A minimal score of 79 iBT, or equivalent, is required.
  • Students must maintain full-time status and the minimum GPA requirement during the semester(s) in which the award is given.
  • Failure to fulfill any of the award criteria will result in the Fellowship being withdrawn/reduced and repayment by the student to the University for the amount of the award.
  • Span of awards: up to 2 years (or 4 semesters) for Master’s degree students; up to 4 years (or 8 semesters) for Doctoral degree students.
  • Approval of this award does not imply eligibility to financial assistance from the University, the state, or the federal government. Neither does it constitute a permanent designation as a Florida Resident for tuition paying purposes nor qualify the student for such designation in the future.
  • Students must reapply every Fall semester to continue or renew one’s Fellowship.
  • The total number of awards in each category may vary each semester due to budget availability.
  • Each College Dean recommends graduate students to ORGS for final review and approval

Application Process for Out-of-State Graduate Student Tuition Support (Graduate Fellowship)

To apply for Out-of-State Graduate Student Tuition Support (Graduate Fellowship), students must: 

  • Be admitted to FGCU as a degree-seeking graduate student or have a pending application for admission.
  • Refer to individual program requirements BEFORE submitting the application. Additional information and/or documents may be needed at the time of submission.
  • Submit the application form for Non-Florida resident out-of-state tuition support (Graduate Fellowship).
  • Submit all additional supplemental materials, as required by the individual program, by the deadline.
  • Incomplete applications (e.g. incomplete application form, missing supplemental materials, missing signatures or approvals, etc.) will not be processed.
  • The application form for Graduate in-state tuition support can be found in the ORGS Form Library.
  • A NEW application is required for each term.

Application Deadlines for Out-of-State Graduate Student Tuition Support (Graduate Fellowship)

Fall Deadline:  May 1
                Spring Deadline: October 1             **Not available for summer terms

Complete applications along with the required supplemental materials must be submitted as PDF attachments to graduate@fgcu.edu by 5:00 P.M. on the deadline date.

Supplemental Requirements by Program in Each College

College of Arts & Sciences
English, Environmental Science, History, and Mathematics:  Graduate Tuition Application form only.
Public Administration:  Supplemental Application, Previously taken 6 credits in program with 3.0 GPA
Criminal Justice & Forensic Studies:  Supplemental Application

Lutgert College of Business 
All Programs:  Resume & Personal Statement

College of Education   
EdD: FAFSA, Statement of Financial Need (optional)

All Other COE Programs: FAFSA, Resume, Statement of Financial Need (optional)

College of Health Professions & Social Work
Social Work: Supplemental Application, Statement of Financial Need

Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy:  FAFSA completed, Statement of Financial Need
Counseling (Mental Health & School):  FAFSA, Resume, Statement of Financial Need

All Other CHPSW Programs: Statement of Financial Need

§ Students of CHPSW may be expected to participate in 10 hours of department service for each credit of tuition support received during the term; for instance, assisting with department sponsored events, assisting with departmental service activities on campus or in the community, assisting with department or faculty projects, etc.  

Award

Award Amount

Weighted

GMAT

(O/S tuition portion only)

GPA (calculated by FGCU)

(or GRE equivalent)

Graduate Scholars Fellowship

$15,000(1)

 >3.90

600

Graduate Dean’s Fellowship

$12,500(1)

3.70–3.89

575

Graduate Studies Fellowship

$10,000(1)

3.50–3.69

550

 

(1) For two (Fall and Spring) semesters, or 50% for one (Fall or Spring Semester) 

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Graduate Studies Scholarship

Graduate Studies Scholarships

The Graduate Studies scholarship is $2,500 and is awarded to 6-8 current FGCU graduate students annually. The deadline to apply is May 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM. For more information and requirements please review the Graduate Studies Scholarship Application.  The Graduate Studies Scholarship Form can be found in the ORGS Form Library.

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Latin American & Caribbean Graduate Scholarship

The Latin American & Caribbean Graduate Scholarship is $500 annually. In addition it provides students from Latin America and the Caribbean with the opportunity to have their residency classified as in-state, as opposed to out-of-state for tuition purposes (In accordance with section 1009.21 (10)(e) Florida Statutes). This scholarship can have an annual tuition value of approximately $22,500 in savings for scholarship recipients.  

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Graduate Assistantship

Graduate assistantships are hourly-waged or stipend student employment opportunities. Graduate assistantships are available through academic departments and administrative units within the University. Please check with your Academic department for current graduate assistantship opportunities. Another resource for on-campus and off-campus employment is the College Central Network service through the Career Development Services website.

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FGCU Foundation Scholarship

The Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation has developed a wealth of scholarship opportunities for graduate students. For more information on these scholarships please visit the FGCU Foundation Scholarship website. 

Other resources that many FGCU students have found helpful are listed below. 

Student Scholarship Search
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
International Student Funding Opportunities

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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

For more scholarship information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships website.