Obtaining and maintaining your financial aid is simple if you follow these steps:

  • Students entering Goucher's graduate program for the first time should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at their earliest convenience. Please allow two weeks for our office to prepare a financial aid award once a Student Aid Report confirmation has been received
  • Returning Graduates and Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program (PBPM) should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 15. Failure to submit FAFSA by the priority deadline may delay award notification.  If you've not filed your FAFSA as yet, please do so at your earliest convenience.
  • Maintain the appropriate grade point average required for your awards.
  • Visit FASTS Accept Awards tab to accept or decline your award once notification is received.  The FASTS Document tab indicates documents received and additional documents required to process financial aid. 

Graduate financial aid notifications will sent beginning in May via email.  Financial aid is based on the number of enrolled semester credits.  If you are not registered for classes at that time, and/or if we are not aware of your anticipated credit enrollment, the financial aid offer will be based on an assumed half-time enrollment status.  Therefore, if you do not plan to register for classes in May and plan to be enrolled more than half-time, and you wish to have your financial aid offer based on your anticipated enrollment, please contact

Federal Loan Public Service Forgiveness Questions and Answers

Federal Government Funding Your Graduate Education

Federal Government TEACH Grant (available fall and spring semesters)


All appointments are scheduled for 1 hour. To schedule an appointment to discuss the TEACH grant, contact Shirley Gray by email at  Prior to your appointment, please read information regarding the TEACH grant.

Professional Development Certificate

Students participating in the Welch Center's eight Professional Development Certificate programs are not eligible to receive federal financial aid.