Types of Financial Aid

Gallaudet offers resources for all types of financial aid, including scholarships, federal and non-federal student loans, work-study programs, grants and funding from home state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies. Here, you will find information on each type of financial aid and ways to apply for them. Financial aid is available to all students including international students, graduate students, and current students.

At Gallaudet University, we recognize the importance of a quality education and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goal of earning a college degree.  In addition to federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant, Work-Study, and Direct Loans, scholarships can help you pay for your education. Each aid program is unique and has different eligibility requirements.

Grants: Financial assistance, based on need, that does not have to be repaid.

Scholarships: Financial assistance that does not have to be repaid and usually is awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Vocational Rehabilitation: Federally funded state program designed to support students through training and education to secure employment.

Tuition Waiver and Stipends (Graduates): Funded by graduate department(s)

Tuition Waiver (Employees and Families): Reimbursement opportunity for eligible employees

Federal Work-Study: Federal funds promoting part-time employment, on or off-campus, for students who demonstrate financial need.

Loans: Financial aid that will need to be repaid, with interest, after you graduate or leave college.