Graduate Student Financial Aid

Students enrolled in our graduate education programs are eligible for federal and private loans. To apply for aid, fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) form online.

This form should be filled out as soon as possible after you decide to apply to our graduate program. A financial aid award letter is generally generated soon after all of your information is submitted.


Medaille welcomes undergraduate students and alumni to continue on with their education in any of our Master of Science in Education programs. In recognition of your loyalty you will be granted a $2000 award. Please contact financial aid or graduate admissions with any questions.

Eligibility for Aid

An applicant's eligibility for financial aid is determined by an evaluation of the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Application (NY residents only).

Most aid is awarded on the basis of financial need. Financial need is the difference between the student's cost of education and the amount the family/student is expected to contribute to the student's education. The cost of education is determined by the Financial Aid Office and includes such things as tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation expenses, and personal expenses. The amount of the family/student contribution is determined by a federal formula which evaluates the information (income, assets, family size, number in college, etc.) provided on the FAFSA.

Eligibility for the New York State grant program (TAP) is based on New York State net taxable income.

To be eligible for aid, you must be matriculated in a degree or certificate program, must be a United States citizen or permanent resident enrolled for at least six credits per semester. For TAP, you must be enrolled for 12 credit hours per semester and be a New York State resident.

Buffalo Diocesean Discount

Prospective students who are currently employed as teachers by the Buffalo Roman Catholic Diocese are eligible for a 30% discounted tuition rate. Please contact the Business Office at (716) 880-2235 for information about qualifying for this benefit.

TEACH Grant Program

The new Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. Students may receive up to $16,000 for undergraduate study and up to $8,000 for graduate study. Part-time students are eligible, but the maximum grant will be reduced. For more information download the TEACH grant PDF

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