Graduate Catalog

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

The purpose of the Office of Financial Aid is to provide financial aid and financial planning services to students who need assistance in order to enroll or to continue their enrollment at Barry University. The Office of Financial Aid fulfills its purpose by following established procedures and practices which ensure the equitable and consistent treatment of all financial aid applicants. The programs are administered in accordance with nationally established philosophies of financial aid for post-secondary education. The basis of these philosophies is the belief that the family is the primary resource for meeting educational expenses and financial aid is available for bridging the gap between those resources and college costs. The total cost of attending college will include not only tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, but personal and travel expenses as well. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the document used by Barry University to collect confidential information from students for the purpose of determining eligibility primarily for federal student financial aid. This information is processed by the FAFSA Central Processing System, and the results are sent to Barry at the request of the student.