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Dreading the financial aid process? It can be overwhelming and confusing. Luckily at Post, you’ll have a Student Finance Specialist who can make this process easy and understandable. As part of your student experience team, they’re here to help you and your family make the most of your financial aid package to ensure you see the greatest return on your investment in your education.

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Are there financial aid options available?

Post University has several financial aid options to help you navigate paying for college.

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I know that financial aid includes grants and loans, but I’m not really sure what the difference is. Can you explain?

Sure thing! Grants are gift assistance which is not repaid. Grants include Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and Grant in Aid (which is only available to Main Campus students).

Students who take out loans are encouraged to borrow responsibly, as loans must eventually be repaid. Federal student loans are low interest and are not required to be repaid until six months after the student leaves school. Student loan types include Federal Direct, Subsidized and Unsubsidized, and Private Student Loans.

Your student finance specialist can provide more detailed information about student loans, or you can find more at the U.S. Department of Education website.

What are my federal loan options?

There are a few different options available:

What are my federal loan options?

There are a few different options available:

FEDERAL DIRECT SUBSIDIZED

  • Need-based, interest-free when enrolled at Post
  • Eligible Freshmen can borrow up to $3,500/year
  • Repayment begins 6 months after the student leaves school

FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED

  • Not need-based
  • Eligible Freshmen can borrow up to $2,000+/year
  • Repayment begins 6 months after the student leaves school

FEDERAL PARENT
PLUS LOAN

  • Not need-based
  • Can borrow up to cost of attendance, less other aid
  • Repayment begins 6 months after the student leaves school

How do I apply for financial aid?

The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University has put together an easy-to-follow, 8-step “how to” guide that will help walk you through the process. Still have questions? Reach out to your Admissions Representative! Post offers in-person and over-the-phone FAFSA walkthroughs for students and parents who would like additional assistance with the financial aid process.

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Are there Federal Work-Study opportunities at Post?

Post offers both on campus and off campus employment opportunities for students who qualify for the work-study. Students can choose to be considered for work study when they complete the FAFSA. Wages are paid directly to you to help you pay your education expenses.

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Are there on campus jobs for students who aren’t part of a work-study program?

Yes. Post University offers on campus jobs in various university departments and also partners with QuadJobs, a virtual “odd job” board, that connects students with opportunities in the surrounding communities. Register through the QuadJobs app and explore local babysitting gigs, office work, yard work, catering and more! You can also get assistance from our Center for Career and Professional Development.

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What are the requirements for merit scholarships at Post?

Post University students are awarded a merit scholarship upon acceptance that is based on their incoming GPA. Merit scholarships range from $8,000-$18,000. Send your transcripts or GPA Attestation Form to the admissions team for review so that they can determine your eligibility.

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Does Post offer scholarships for athletes?

Yes. Post University awards scholarships to student-athletes in many of its athletic programs, if they meet NCAA requirements. Get in touch with our Athletic Admissions Representative or your future coach to learn more!

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What other options do I have for outside scholarships?

Great question! Your Student Finance Specialist can provide some resources for outside scholarships, but we also recommend that you do some research around your community— you’d be surprised at how many scholarships are offered to incoming freshmen! Check out the following:

  • Local Organizations
  • Corporations
  • First in Family Scholarships
  • Prestigious Scholarships
  • Likes & Interest Scholarships

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We have people who can explain it all for you, at any time, throughout your Post career.

We have people who can explain it all for you, at any time, throughout your Post career.