As a graduate or doctoral student, you may be eligible for Federal Aid. Listed below are the steps and requirements.

Financial Aid Process

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please indicate if you are a first-year graduate/professional or continuing graduate/professional or beyond for the academic level. Be sure to indicate the information be sent to Delaware Valley University, code number 003252.
  • FAFSA information will be reviewed to determine eligibility for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program.
  • Additional forms may be required including information on tuition reimbursement from an employer. The Office of Financial Aid will contact you if this information is needed.
  • Post-graduate certificate programs are not eligible for federal loan funding.

Financing Options

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans are available to matriculating students enrolled in at least 3 credits per term. Students must file the FAFSA to be considered.
  • For more information and to complete an application for the Direct Loan, visit Graduate/professional-level Federal Direct Loan levels are a maximum of $20,500 per academic year.  Amount per term is determined by the Office of Financial Aid and cost of the program.
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans are also available for graduate and doctoral students. After Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans are exhausted, a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan can assist with costs. Subject to credit approval. Visit to apply and for more information.
  • Private Educational Loans should be accessed after exhausting the Federal Direct Loan Program. Terms and conditions are determined by the lender through review of the applicant’s credit history and market conditions. Information on private educational loans can be found at or under Student Alternative Loans. Be sure to determine if the lender supports graduate/doctoral programs.

Student Responsibilities

  • Fill out the appropriate Student Financial Aid Application for your degree program and return to the Office of Financial Aid:



           Master's Program: MBA, Public Policy, Counseling Psychology and Criminal Justice

           Master's Programs: Education

           Doctoral Program: Education



           Master's Program: MBA, Public Policy, Counseling Psychology, Criminal Justice and Health Administration

           Master's Programs: Education

           Doctoral Program: Education


  • Make sure all forms are filed in a timely manner for financial aid review to be completed.
  • Please click here to view the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Graduate/Doctoral Students.
  • Report any changes of enrollment to the Office of Financial Aid at
  • Contact the bursar’s office with questions regarding billing, refunds and/or discrepancies at 215.489.2376 or
  • Further questions about financial aid can be directed to or 215.489.2272.

The Office of Financial Aid is located on the second floor of Lasker Hall. Office hours are Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    Please call or email if you need a specific appointment time after hours.