Financial Aid

Seventy-five percent of Barry's student body receives some form of financial aid, including assistantships and payment plans. We are committed to doing all we can to help your finance your graduate education.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships

Under the Professional Recognition Scholarship Program, a 25-percent tuition discount is available to all educators employed by a public or private school system. This discount is inclusive of all other Barry grants for which one might qualify and is not applicable if tuition is otherwise covered by an employer or some other organization.

A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are also offered by the School.

For more information, call the School at 305-899-3490 or 1-800-756-6000, ext. 3490 for details or e-mail

Federal Family Loan Programs for Graduate and Professional Students

Barry University participates in the Federal Family Loan Program and state of Florida financial aid programs.

If you plan on applying for student aid in the form of loans while pursuing your MS degree, you will need to complete the following applications:

  • Barry University's Graduate and Professional Financial Aid Application: This document will help us to determine your eligibility. Please complete this form and forward it to the Office of Financial Aid.
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): This form enables us to gather information for awarding you federal and institutional aid. There is no charge for processing, and an instruction booklet is included to help you complete the form. Be sure to mail the FAFSA in the envelope provided and indicate our Institution Code: 001466. You can obtain a FAFSA from the Barry University Office of Financial Aid or you can apply online at

It is important that you file your application as early as possible to ensure that your financial aid is processed in time for registration.

Remember, the financial aid staff is ready to provide further assistance and answer any questions you may have. We may be reached at (305) 899-3673 or 1-800-695-2279 or e-mail

Subsidized Stafford Student Loan Program

Through this program, if you meet the qualifications, you may borrow up to $8,500 per academic year from a bank, a savings and loan association, or other lenders who participate in the program. The loan will have a fixed interest rate of 6.8%. Repayment begins six months after you graduate or drops below half-time status. In order to qualify for the program, you must demonstrate financial need; be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis; and show satisfactory academic progress. You must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Unsubsidized Stafford Student Loan Program

Under the Unsubsidized Stafford Student Loan Program, you do not have to demonstrate financial need to borrow funds. Furthermore, the interest is NOT subsidized by the federal government while you are in attendance. Consequently, you will have to make interest payments or allow the bank to capitalize the interest accrued during the period of enrollment. You may borrow up to $18,500 minus any approved Subsidized Stafford amount. The loan will have a fixed interest rate of 6.8%.

Please Note: You must apply for these loans. Receipt of a financial award letter indicating eligibility for a loan does not constitute application. Further information and applications for loans are available from the Office of Financial Aid. You can reach the Office at (305) 899-3673 OR 1-800-695-2279 or e-mail

Alternative Loans

Alternative Loans are available to assist you in meeting your educational costs. We recommend you utilize this option only if you find you have exceptionally high educationally related expenses. If you are creditworthy, you may borrow from $2,000 - $20,000 depending on your cost of attendance. You must demonstrate financial need, be enrolled at least half time or better, and be making satisfactory progress. Interest rates on these loans are variable, not to exceed the 91-day treasury bill rates plus 3% at repayment. Interest accrued during periods of enrollment may be capitalized upon the your request.

State of Florida Financial Aid Programs for Graduate Students

The following state of Florida programs are available to qualified graduate students:

  • Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund
  • Seminole/Miccosukee Indian Scholarships
  • Florida Teacher Scholarship and Forgivable Loan Program
  • Critical Teacher Shortage Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Exceptional Student Education Training Grant for Out-of-Field Teachers
  • Scholarships for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

The financial assistance programs available through the state of Florida are subject to change. Additional programs for graduate students may also be available. The most current information regarding state of Florida financial programs may be obtained by contacting Barry's Office of Financial Aid at (305) 899-3673 or 1-800-695-2279 or e-mail

Employer Tuition Reimbursement Plans

If your employer offers a graduate reimbursement plan, we will work closely with you to process the required paperwork. We make it easy to utilize your employer's tuition reimbursement program. If you are expecting tuition reimbursement for tuition from your employer, you should present a letter on company letterhead stating the company's policy at the time of registration for each term. Barry will wait to receive the reimbursement from your employer. At registration, you will only need to pay the difference between the total payment you owe and the payment to be received from your employer.

Barry University's Deferred Payment Plan

If you can meet the cost of your tuition by spacing out your payments, Barry's deferred payment plan can help. For classes that span a term of twelve weeks or more , you may pay your tuition and fees in three installments as follows: 1/3 at the time of registration, 1/3 thirty days later, and 1/3 (final payment) thirty days after the second payment. You must sign a promissory note for the full amount. A $40.00 processing fee will be charged.

Important Contact Information

Barry University Financial Aid Office:
11300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695
Local: (305) 899-3673
Toll Free: (800) 695-2279
Fax: (305) 899-3104

Federal Student Aid Information Center:
For general information, call 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).
To request a duplicate Student Aid Report, or for questions related to your FAFSA, call 1-800-319-5665.

Additional Gift Aid Available
You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive. These scholarships are funded through donations from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, campus organizations, and corporations. For more information, visit