Only master's candidates are eligible for financial aid. In order to receive financial aid, you must fill out the current year FAFSA. This will determine if you are eligible for financial aid and if so, how much aid you are eligible to receive. You also must have completed the graduate application form (which we send you after you are accepted to the program) and be admitted as a graduate student. Since this is a master's program, only federal loans (not direct grants) are available. Alternative loans (loans that the Oregon University system gives to students) may also be available. Money is not dispersed until the first day of class. Information about financial aid and the FAFSA is located at http://www.sou.edu/enrollment/financial-aid.
The program also has a small but growing scholarship pool specifically for Master's degree candidates in the Spanish Summer Language Institute. To apply for this scholarship, click on the link below, complete the application form and accompanying documents, and send by email, fax, or regular mail to Anne Connor, Director (mailing information is on the form.).
Please note, because SLI students are only enrolled as fulltime graduate students during the summer, their loans will go into repayment 6 months after taking classes. Students then begin making the few monthly repayments until they are enrolled again the next summer. At that time, students should provide their loan provider with proof of enrollment by following the "Enrollment Verification" process found on the SOU Enrollment Services "Quicklinks" toolbar. Loan payments will be deferred again for the second and third summer, then resume after those summer terms are over. Making some payments on loans in-between school helps keep the total amount owed plus interest down. There are 3 or 4 plans to choose from, with the standard plan being 10 years to pay back your student loans.
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