Financial Aid

Scholarships, grants, and loans are available to SU students enrolled in accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study. The primary sources of funding are the federal government and State of Maryland. All students are encouraged to apply. Graduate students may apply for need and non-need based student loans. All students must be enrolled at least half-time to be considered for aid.

Credit hour requirements are as follows:

Accelerated Undergraduate Enrollment

1/2 Time

6-8 credit hours/semester

3/4 Time

9-11 credit hours/semester

Full-Time

12+ credit hours/semester

Graduate Enrollment

1/2 Time

3-5 credit hours/semester

Full-Time

6+ credit hours/semester

To apply, all students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.edu.gov. The priority deadline for students attending in the fall semester is February 15 and October 15 for students enrolling for the spring semester. Application is encouraged by the priority deadline to ensure maximum consideration and timely processing. Students may continue to apply after the priority deadline.

The Maryland Office of Student Financial Assistance offers grants and scholarships, some of which require the FAFSA, but not all. For program descriptions, application requirements and deadlines, visit www.mhec.state.md.us.