Financial Aid for Graduate Students
Bryant University is committed to providing the highest quality education at a reasonable cost. The Office of Financial Aid offers a number of programs to help students finance their education.
Federally funded loan programs are available to domestic students according to federal guidelines. Scholarships or subsidized government loan funds are not available to international students. International students are not allowed to work off campus during their first year of study.
There are a limited number of graduate assistantships available for both domestic and international students. Applications for Graduate Assistantships are included in the application package.
Full-time (9 credits or more) students are eligible to compete for Graduate Assistantships by submitting the Graduate Assistantship application form (included in the application package). These competitive positions involve conducting academic research and/or preparing class materials. Successful applicants are expected to work with an academic department in exchange for partial tuition abatement. Tuition for undergraduate courses are not covered by an assistantship award.
Only accepted applicants who have submitted their intent to enroll or have been accepted by the priority application deadline will be considered for an assistantship.
The total value of the graduate assistantship will be included as gross income to the recipient. Recipients of an assistantship award will be required to complete and return an Employee Data Card, W-4 form, and Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form to the Human Resources office prior to the award. At the end of the year, recipients will receive a W-2 form stating the value of the assistantship for tax purposes.