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Graduate Students Financial Aid

A college education is one of life’s biggest investments. Financial aid funding is available to help students pay their education-related expenses. Financial aid programs have enabled thousands of students to achieve their educational goals.

Barry University encourages students to use their own resources first to finance their education. When personal resources of the student are insufficient to meet the total cost of education, the Financial Aid Office makes every effort to supplement the student's resources with available financial aid.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs available to graduate students. In addition to government-funded programs, there is also program-specific assistance, such as scholarships, assistantships, as well as tuition discounts.  About 80% of our student body receives some form of financial aid. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

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Financial Aid Tuition Discounts

Financial Aid Graduate Student Loans

Barry University participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Direct Loans provide students with a low-interest way to borrow money to pay for their higher education. The U.S. Department of Education is the lender for Direct Loans rather than a bank or other financial institution. Direct Loans are: 

Simple: You borrow directly from the federal government, who will assign your loans to a loan servicer. Typically all of your loans will be assigned to the same servicer, even if you receive Direct Loans at different schools.

Convenient: You will have online access to your Direct Loan account information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Flexible: You can choose from a variety of repayment plans that are designed to meet the needs of almost any borrower, and you can switch repayment plans as your needs change.

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Veterans/Military Honorably Discharged Assistance Program

Florida residents who are active duty or honorably discharged members of the Armed Forces who served on or after Sept. 11, 2001, are degree-seeking and have unmet need (as determined by the results of the FAFSA) may be eligible to receive funding from the Honorably Discharged Graduate Assistance Program (HDGAP).

Funds are intended to assist with living expenses during holiday and semester breaks. This program was created by the 2014 Florida Legislature and must be funded every year.

Funding is not guaranteed and is determined by the Florida Legislature and the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance. The per student amount is based on many factors, including the number of eligible students, the amount the state provides the university and other factors. The amount in the past has varied between $100 and $1000 per student.

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Free Scholarship Money! Barry University Scholarship System

Barry University offers scholarships that you can apply for every year. Barry University Scholarship System is an easy-to-use and mobile-friendly process that makes finding and applying for scholarships online easier. 

The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.

With the Barry University Scholarship System, you can:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match
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Financial Aid Tuition and Fees

Your Barry education is a valuable investment in your future. When considering a private education, costs may be a factor, but they need not be the determining factor. Your Barry education can be quite affordable. 

We invite you to review our tuition and fee schedule. You should also check with staff in Barry's Offices of Financial Aid and the Cashier/Business Office. They are here to help you and your family by providing guidance in financial planning and financial assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Your Barry education can be quite affordable. 

August 2021 through May 2022 Academic year 2021-2022

On campus
Off campus w/o family
Off campus with family
Tuition/Fees $31,200 $31,200 $31,200
Technology Fee $150 $150 $150
Health Insurance Fee $190 $190 $190
Room/Board $11,626 $12,500 $1,512
Books $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Living/Misc $3,378 $3,574 $1,000
Loan fee $116 $116 $116
Total COA $49,160 $52,024 $37,424
Transportation $1,000 $2,794 $1,756
Direct Costs $43,166 $31,540 $31,540
On campus
Off campus w/o family
Off campus with family
On campus $31,200 Off campus w/o family $31,200 Off campus with family $31,200
Technology Fee
On campus $150 Off campus w/o family $150 Off campus with family $150
Health Insurance Fee
On campus $190 Off campus w/o family $190 Off campus with family $190
On campus $11,626 Off campus w/o family $12,500 Off campus with family $1,512
On campus $1,500 Off campus w/o family $1,500 Off campus with family $1,500
On campus $3,378 Off campus w/o family $3,574 Off campus with family $1,000
Loan fee
On campus $116 Off campus w/o family $116 Off campus with family $116
Total COA
On campus $49,160 Off campus w/o family $52,024 Off campus with family $37,424
Transportation $1,000 Transportation $2,794 Transportation $1,756
Direct Costs $43,166 Direct Costs $31,540 Direct Costs $31,540

(Direct Costs are what appears on your student account, billed by Barry University)

Please note that the cost of attendance is an estimated average. Your actual costs may be lower or higher depending upon your housing selection, lab fees, health insurance, and other miscellaneous fees.

Resources Important Links

Check out these sites for general information about financial aid, a description of the process, the programs available, and links to dozens of other financial aid related sites.

Looking for scholarships? There are plenty of free scholarship search programs on the Internet, just a click away! Explore the possibilities.

Resources Satisfactory Academic Progress

To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward a degree. Barry University, in compliance with federal regulations, has established certain standards that must be met to receive federal financial aid.

Satisfactory academic progress is determined by both qualitative and quantitative measurements.

Understanding Satisfactory Academic Progress
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Resources Financial Aid Overawards

Federal regulations require colleges to consider all educational financial assistance to be calculated in determining student eligibility. Financial assistance includes grants, loans, scholarships, waivers, fellowships/assistantships, work study, specific Veteran educational benefits, and similar programs used to cover postsecondary educational expenses. When a student receives more aid than his/her financial need or our cost of attendance, the result may be an overaward.

Overawards must be resolved and may result in funds being returned to an aid program and a student owing the university money.

When the total of all aid received by the student exceeds the student’s cost of attendance budget, awards in the package will be adjusted (cancelled or reduced) in order to eliminate the overaward. Loans will be reduced before any reduction is made to any other awards.

Understanding Financial Aid Overawards
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Resources Professional Judgment and Appeals

Occasionally, unique circumstances influence income for students and/or families. These circumstances have an impact on the ability to pay for college. Students and/or families may need to indicate special circumstances that may not be evident on the FAFSA, or circumstances may have changed.

When these situations arise, we may re-evaluate a student’s aid eligibility based on current circumstances using the Professional Judgment (PJ) process. Students should describe the circumstance in detail and must submit supporting documentation along with their request. A processed FAFSA and completed verification, if selected, must be on file before a PJ can be considered.

The following are reasons for which a student may request Professional Judgment:

  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) changes
  • Cost of Attendance (COA) increases
  • Dependency override requests
Understanding Professional Judgment and Appeals
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Financial Aid Forms To submit forms for 2020-2021, please sign into the Financial Aid Portal:

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Request
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Request
Study Abroad Request Form
Summer Aid Request
Tuition Discount Application

Financial Aid Policies and Procedures

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