Graduate students are eligible to borrow money from the Federal Stafford loan program to assist with their educational expenses. Currently, students who qualify may borrow up to $8,500 per academic year through the subsidized program and $12,000 through the unsubsidized program. Subsidized loans have the interest deferred until six months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half time. Students are responsible for paying the interest on unsubsidized loans as it becomes due. In some cases, the interest may be deferred until after graduation.
In order to be considered for either program, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Applications for financial assistance and for the loan programs are available at the Office of Financial Assistance in Johnson Hall.
To contact the Meredith Office of Financial Assistance, please call (919) 760-8565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Marietta Scholarships
Martin Marietta Scholarships are open to degree-seeking or licensure-only students who demonstrate the following: financial need, academic success and commitment to teaching. In accordance with Martin Marietta guidelines, priority is given to students whose specialty is teaching ESL.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program
As of July 1, 2008, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program will provide up to $4,000 a year in grant aid to undergraduate and graduate students and students enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher credential program, or current or prospective teachers. More information about this federal program can be found on the U.S. Department of Education website.
Contact us to receive a checklist of steps that must be completed in order to receive the TEACH grant. Once the steps on the checklist have been completed and the proper documentation has been submitted to the financial assistance office, you may complete the TEACH grant agreement to serve.
Larissa Bryant, ’13, earned her MAT at Meredith College. She was well prepared to become a teacher and to have a positive impact on her students’ future. Since graduating, she has received ongoing support from professors, which has only made her a stronger teacher.