Once students submit the enrollment agreement to enter the integrated program, they will be placed on the University’s blended tuition rate. This rate is a hybrid of the current per-credit rates of undergraduate and graduate tuition.
Eligible students will continue to receive federal grant aid until the student has earned the total number of credits normally required for the bachelor’s degree. PHEAA grants can be used during the fourth year of study if the student carries at least 12 undergraduate credits per semester. Partial PHEAA grants may be awarded during the fourth year if the student carries at least six undergraduate credits per semester.
Graduate and undergraduate loans differ in the amount of money that a student is able to borrow. Generally speaking, a student in the program may borrow at the undergraduate level during the fourth year and at the graduate level (if desired) once the student has earned the total number of credits necessary for their bachelor’s degree program.
Students can apply for graduate loans using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If a student chooses to borrow through a graduate loan, the repayment obligation for undergraduate loans can be deferred until after the graduate degree is complete.
Eligible students will continue to receive RMU institutional grants and scholarships (including athletic scholarships and residential dorm grants) during the fourth year of study and will be eligible to receive most RMU institutional grants and scholarships during the fifth year of study. Athletic scholarships and residential dorm grants are only available for four years unless an exception is made through the athletic department.
Students must maintain full-time status, which is a minimum of 12 credits each fall and spring semester, in order to continue to receive institutional aid. The 12 credits may be a combination of graduate and undergraduate course work.
Students who enter the integrated program will follow the graduate financial aid and refund schedule for the spring and fall semesters, which means that refunds will not be issued until the tenth week of each semester.