Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Penn GSE is committed to helping students understand their financial aid options. Most students in the PennCLO program rely on a combination of personal savings, employer benefits, and federal loans. The only financial aid document necessary for PennCLO is the FAFSA, which will make federal loans available to you if you are an eligible U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The federal government makes Direct Loans available to borrowers who meet the basic eligibility. Federal loans can be borrowed in amounts sufficient to cover all tuition and fees, and are not based on one's credit score. You can be approved so long as your credit history does not contain certain adverse credit history. Penn GSE does not offer scholarships, fellowships, or grants to executive Ed.D. programs, including PennCLO.

Federal Loan Programs

Direct Loans are federal student loans available to graduate/professional school students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents attending at least half-time and while on dissertation. You apply for them directly through the U.S. Department of Education by filing a FAFSA. You must also sign a Master Promissory Note and complete entrance counseling for each loan before the loan is disbursed to your student account at Penn. A student may borrow up to $20,500 in Direct Unsubsidized Loan per year. The Direct GradPLUS loan may be borrowed in amounts up to the cost-of-attendance less other sources of aid.

For additional information such as interest rates, fees, and the maximum amount you can borrow, please see Direct Loan for Graduate/Professional Students

Additional Financial Aid Information

For more information about financial aid, visit the Penn GSE Financial Aid FAQs.