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Ƶ University is committed to every aspect of your education, including helping you afford it.

A graduate education from Ƶ is an investment in your future. The value of this investment – academically, professionally, and personally - will not only be realized during your years of study, but in the years beyond commencement when you are out in the field and thriving in a successful and rewarding career. Just ask our 42,000 alumni who are pursing their passions in a wide range of careers, from business and engineering to healthcare and communication, and hundreds of other industries in between.

On this page, you will find more information on the financial aid options available to you as a Ƶ University graduate student. If you have questions regarding a specific option or would like to speak to an advisor one-on-one, our financial aid staff is standing by and happy to work with you to help make your graduate school dreams a reality. Our contact information is available below. 

Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

Ƶ University is committed to helping you make your graduate education more affordable. In addition to financial aid, we offer numerous merit and need-based awards to help meet your financial need, as well as recognize your value to our graduate community.

Dolan School of Business

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Dolan School of Business

Graduate Assistantships

The Dolan School of Business offers Graduate Assistant positions that support a number of offices including the Career Development Center, the Dean’s Suite, as well as academic departments. Most positions are for one academic year fall and spring. The positions are competitive and there is an application and interview process in the spring semester for the following academic year.

Graduate Assistants are awarded a scholarship for each semester they hold their position.

For more information please contact Leanne De Los Santos, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs at ldelossantos@fairfield.edu.

College of Arts and Sciences

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College of Arts and Sciences

MFA Entrance Scholarship

This $5,000 grant is awarded on the basis of merit to one promising student entering the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. Questions can be directed to program director Carol Ann Davis at cdavis13@fairfield.edu.

MFA Continuing Study Grant

This grant awarded on the basis of need to students entering students on the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. Questions can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@fairfield.edu.

College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Veterans Fellowships

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to offer a number of graduate level veterans fellowships to former servicemen and servicewomen interested in pursuing a master’s of fine arts (MFA) in creative writing or a master’s of public administration (MPA) from Ƶ University. Fellowships range from $3,000 to $10,000 and are available to graduate students who have exhausted all or a portion of their GI Bill® educational benefits. Documentation verifying veteran and VA benefits status must be provided in order to apply. Questions can be directed to MFA program director Carol Ann Davis at cdavis13@fairfield.edu or MPA program director Gayle Alberda at galberda@fairfield.edu.

Albert M. Loch Scholarship

Awarded by Ƶ University’s Learning for a Lifetime Program, this scholarship is presented to two deserving Ƶ University students (one at the undergraduate and one at the graduate level).The scholarship provides tuition for up to three credits and is available to students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need. Students must submit one faculty letter of recommendation and a completed application, including cover letter, to Elizabeth Hastings. Applications are available in the Kelley Center.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistants provide a variety of services to the College of Arts and Sciences such as administrative and faculty support, internship support, peer advising, and other clerical duties for the academic year. In return, graduate assistants receive a stipend disbursed twice; once in fall semester and once in the spring semester. Questions can be directed to College of Arts and Sciences operations manager Jean Daniele at jdaniele@fairfield.edu.

School of Engineering

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School of Engineering

A number of scholarship opportunities exist for graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in engineering at Ƶ, including grants for international students.

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@fairfield.edu.

School of Education and Human Development

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School of Education and Human Development

Opportunity Scholarship

The purpose of the School of Education and Human Develop Opportunity Scholarship is to recruit and retain a more diverse student population and work force. Additionally, the scholarship provides financial support and recognition of academic success to prospective and current graduate students pursuing a master’s. The scholarships are intended to support students’ progress toward their professional degrees to help ensure the future impact and contribution to their field and the populations they will serve. Candidates may self-nominate for the scholarship, or faculty may nominate candidates based on academic potential and qualifications.

To learn more please contact SEHDcommunication@fairfield.edu.

 

Ƶ University Collaborates for a Healthier Connecticut (FCHC) Scholars Program

Ƶ University is one of several Southwest Connecticut universities that has received grant funding from the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program (BHWET). The BHWET grant will deliver financial support, enhanced education, and specialized internship training in integrated, team-based care to 103 competitively selected students in four of Ƶ’s behavioral health masters’ programs over the course of four years: the Master of Social Work (MSW), the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC), and the Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Students are required to be in their final internship experience in order to qualify.

For more information please contact Program Director Julie Berrett-Abebe, PhD, LICSW, assistant professor of family therapy and social work.

External Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available to students interested in pursuing a graduate education in the teaching and allied professions. The following information has been collected from multiple financial assistance agencies and scholarship resources. This list is meant to be representative, not comprehensive.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistants provide a variety of services to the School of Education and Human Development, such as administrative and faculty support, internship support, peer advising, and other clerical duties for the academic year. In return, graduate assistants receive a stipend disbursed twice; once in fall semester and once in the spring semester.

Questions can be directed to the Assistant to the Dean, Lynn Holforty at lholforty@fairfield.edu.

Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies

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Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies

Nursing Scholarships

A number of scholarship opportunities exist for students studying within the nursing profession. These include awards offered through the Neighborhood Diabetes Education Program, the Orthopaedic Specialty Group Education Foundation, and others both regionally and nationally.

More information pertaining to external scholarships can be found online or by contacting finaid@fairfield.edu.

New! Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Midwifery Scholarship

Scholarships are available through the MatCare HRSA grant, Trauma Informed Care for Midwifery Education Diversity (TICMED), aimed to increase the midwifery workforce and to address maternal health disparities. Eligible midwifery students can receive up to full tuition benefits and a cost of living stipend.

Please contact Jenna LoGiudice, Midwifery Program Director, at jlogiudice@fairifeld.edu with questions.

Contact Us

Counseling Staff

Emily Cipriano        
Assistant Director
emily.cipriano@fairfield.edu

Shirley Klein
Senior Assistant Director and Loan Coordinator
sklein@fairfield.edu

Brian Leonelli-Blain
Associate Director of Financial Aid
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bleonelli-blain@fairfield.edu

Thomas Ponte
Senior Assistant Director
thomas.ponte@fairfield.edu

Margo Smith
Assistant Director
msmith1@fairfield.edu

 

 

Support Staff

Sara Hanrahan
Operations Assistant

Donna Ormsbee
Operations Assistant

Diana M. Draper
Director of Financial Aid
ddraper@fairfield.edu

Jamie Greiff                  
Deputy Director of Financial Aid
jgreiff@fairfield.edu  

Kim Fetko
Associate Director of Graduate Financial Programs
kfetko@fairfield.edu
Part-time Undergraduates, Graduate and Doctoral Students, Second Degree Nursing Students

Maura Hegley
Director of Student Employment
mhegley@fairfield.edu          

Contat Information & Location

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m. - 12 noon

Phone
External (203) 254-4000
Internal ext. 4125

Email
finaid@fairfield.edu

Address

Kelley Center
Office of Financial Aid
Ƶ University
1073 North Benson Road
Ƶ, CT 06824

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