Most students in the Master’s in Software Development finance their education using federal student loans. To find out if you qualify for federal student loans, you will submit an online form known as the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). We recommend getting started on the FAFSA as soon as you are able to, as it can be a lengthy process and may require additional documentation from you.
Am I eligible for federal student loans? To find out if you are eligible for federal student loans, submit the FAFSA and be sure to include our school code (011113). Choose the academic year 2020-2021 (since you will start the program in 2020 and finish the program in 2021). Then let us know once you have submitted your FAFSA with our school code. Our financial aid office will review your results and let you know if you qualify or not for federal student loans.
What if I don’t qualify for federal student loans? Some of our students don’t qualify for federal student loans. First submit the FAFSA and let our financial aid office review your results. If our financial aid office determines that you don’t qualify for federal student loans, then we have an option for you to pay tuition using our Deferred Tuition Plan. The Deferred Tuition Plan only covers tuition. For other costs, such as housing and meals, you will be responsible to directly pay for those costs yourself. Do calculations of living costs for yourself, including any travel plans you are considering during the program, to determine how much money you will need to support yourself. See our Tuition and Financing page for information about estimated personal costs.
Can I get a job on campus or in town? We don’t recommend it. Most of your time will be spent studying and taking care of your well-being. We don’t think it’s worthwhile to compromise your studies or your health in order to have a part-time job. Your goal in this program should be to develop your skills as much as possible so you can get a good job once you graduate. Any compromising of your skills or health will likely be counterproductive towards this career goal.