Common Financial Aid Questions for Graduate Online SON

Common Financial Aid Questions for Graduate Online SON

You must complete the latest FAFSA and select the 001445 school code.

The cost per credit hour for semesters that start after July 1, 2023 will be $2,441.00.

Unfortunately, the Graduate Online SON program does not offer scholarships.

The “Student Account” section of GU Experience will display the tuition balance. 

Please allow 3-4 business days for processing. Note: Submitting the Student Aid Release form electronically does not generate a confirmation screen. If you are unsure if your submission was successful, please email the Student Aid Release form directly to

The initial financial aid award package will be set for your first two semesters. Additional financial aid for your third semester will be added to your initial award package near the end of your second semester if wanted. There will be opportunities to apply for further assistance as you progress through the program.

A period correlates to semesters. Period 1 is your first semester and period 2 is your second semester.

Yes, if you accept your loans for a certain amount and change your mind later, please contact us at . The amount can be adjusted up to 120 days from the time of disbursement.

A personal breakdown may not be available in GU Experience, but a general breakdown of tuition and fees can be found on the Office of Billing and Payment Services website

The funding that comes in first, whether it is loan funding or tuition reimbursement, will be applied to your tuition charges. Any funding that comes in that is above and beyond your tuition charges will be available to you in the form of a refund from the Office of Billing and Payment Services.

This likely indicates you need to complete the Credit Authorization. GU will not receive the MPN for the Grad Plus loan until after the Credit Authorization is completed. You can find the Credit Authorization by clicking “Request a Direct Plus Loan” at

You will be able to decrease your loan amount after the semester starts. Increasing it will depend on where you are in terms of your Cost of Attendance as it relates to how much funding you have already borrowed. Please contact us at for further details.

Yes, all funds are disbursed directly to GU. You may request a refund of funds exceeding your cost of tuition and fees by accessing the student account section of GU Experience.

No, you do not have to pay the deposit in order to view your award.

GU utilizes a Borrower Based Academic Year for this program. Therefore, students who are otherwise eligible, will in most cases, receive approximately $10,250 in Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan eligibility each semester. Please note: individual aggregate loan limits will vary. For more information regarding individual aggregate loan amounts, please visit