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Scholarships are merit awards that don’t require repayment.
By completing your application to CCS, you are automatically considered for a graduate scholarship. We base scholarship awards on your portfolio, academic record, interview and potential for success in your Master of Fine Arts program.
If you are fortunate enough to earn a scholarship, you will receive notification of that award in your CCS acceptance letter. Keep in mind that to keep your scholarship, you must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Note: If you are receiving tuition assistance from your employer or country, you are not eligible for these scholarships.
Loans are financial aid components that require repayment—with interest.
FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM
A federal, non-need-based loan program available to students who have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Repayment begins six months after graduation, upon enrollment of less than half-time or upon withdrawal from the College. Graduate students are currently eligible for a maximum of $20,500 per year.
More information on Unsubsidized loans can be found at www.studentaid.gov
FEDERAL DIRECT GRAD PLUS LOAN PROGRAM
Grad PLUS are fixed-rate loans are based on a credit application and are guaranteed by the federal government. PLUS loans can help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid. Repayment begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed but can be deferred while you are enrolled in school at least half time.
More information on Grad PLUS loans can be found at www.studentaid.gov
ALTERNATIVE/PRIVATE LOAN PROGRAMS
These are credit-based loans from private lenders. They also can help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid. For information on alternative loans visit http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/tuition-and-financial-aid/loans/alternative-loans#what-are-alternative-loans