Frequently Asked Questions – Master’s Degrees

Who is eligible? 
You must be a United States citizen. Also, see residency requirements below. 
You must attend an eligible school and must be seeking an eligible degree as listed.  See the Eligible Schools and Eligible Degrees tabs.

What is the deadline date for submitting an application?
The deadline date for this degree is April 1 for fall and spring semesters and October 1 for the spring semester only.

Must I be a resident of a certain state?
You must be a resident of Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina to apply. Students must have lived in one of these states for at least 12 months immediately prior to entering any college, seminary, etc.
The Trustees reserve the right to determine residency.

Are references required?
Yes.  You will contact your references during the online application process. 

How do I complete the budget sheet?
The budget sheet should be completed for 12 months. You should be sure to
include all income/receipts and expenses. You must follow instructions contained in the online application.

How many hours must I carry to receive a grant?
You must be enrolled at least one-half time in order to apply for a grant. 12 hours is full-time. If your hours change after you apply, you must notify our office.
Grants are not available for fully online degrees.  However, students may take two required online classes per semester to count toward the hours required for the grant.  You must still have on campus classes as well.  Example:  1 on campus and 1 online would be part-time.  1 on campus and 2 online would be full-time. Hybrid classes with an on-campus component count as on campus.   Of course, all your classes could be on campus.

Can I receive aid if I attend classes at an extension campus?
No. You must attend classes on the main campus.

How do I submit an application?

You must submit your application online.  Get the budget sheet here.
Follow link to website to apply.
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