Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for Federal Financial Aid. Due to the Budget Control Act of 2011, graduate students are eligible for unsubsidized Federal Direct loan funds and depending on funding may be eligible for Federal Work-Study. Federal loans, administered by the Castleton Financial Aid staff, are intended to assist qualified students who are unable to meet their entire Castleton graduate education expenses with their own resources. Your enrollment status must be at least half-time (3 credits) each semester/term.
Graduate students may be eligible to borrow up to $20,500 in an unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan. The aggregate loan limit, which includes loans borrowed as an undergraduate student, is $138,500, of which no more than $65,500 may be subsidized. Students may be required to complete the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Direct Loan entrance counseling.
Students accepted into a Castleton graduate program and who plan on enrolling in summer classes must complete the Castleton Summer Financial Aid application and have a valid FAFSA. More information about summer aid is found on Castleton’s Financial Aid webpage.
Per federal regulations, we are required to monitor a student’s academic progress. To satisfactorily meet academic progress, graduate students are expected to complete their degree within five academic years from the date of enrollment. Students who have reached the maximum time frame will not be eligible for federal financial aid, there is no warning period. Also, graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Please visit the Financial Aid page for additional information.
All Castleton graduates are eligible for a one-time $500 scholarship when they matriculate into the graduate program of their choice.
|Tuition per credit||$625|
|Graduate Tech/Resource Fee per credit||$15|
|TOTAL PER CREDIT||$640|
|*Health Insurance, per semester||$2,181/academic year
$1,350/spring semester only
Contact the Financial & Registration Services Office for more information at (802) 468-6070.