Post-Baccalaureate Financial Aid

At Agnes Scott, we understand that your education is a significant investment.

We are committed to helping you navigate the financial aid process, providing guidance and information you need—including types of aid, how to apply for aid, debt management counseling, and more.

Our staff will work with you to review your individual needs. We’ll help you explore financial aid options—such as grants and loans—in order to maximize your funding sources and minimize your debt.

Grant Opportunities

Agnes Scott College offers several types of post-baccalaureate financial aid grants that are awarded on a competitive basis upon acceptance to our Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Accelerated, Pre-Medical Flex, or Pre-Allied Health programs. Post-Baccalaureate grants do not need to be repaid and are allocated to recipients based on enrollment by semester starting summer 2023. Grants are equally dispersed among all semesters and not awarded as a one time lump sum.

To be considered:

  • Submit a complete PostBacCAS application for admission
  • Grants are awarded based on a combination of an applicant's program, individual grant award terms, academic/professional history, and/or financial need

The Director's Grant is an award of $1,800 offered on a competitive basis at the time of admission. This grant is allocated by semester and based on full-time status. 

Students must complete curriculum requirements to receive the full grant amount.

The Dean’s Grant is an award of $3,600 offered on a competitive basis at the time of admission. This grant is allocated by semester and based on full-time status. 

Students must complete curriculum requirements to receive the full grant amount.

The Scottie Graduate Grant is an award of $18,00 offered on a competitive basis to Agnes Scott alumni or current students at the time of admission. This grant is allocated per class by semester and based on full-time status.

Students must complete curriculum requirements to receive the full grant amount.

The Community Partner Grant is an award of $3,600 offered on a competitive basis at the time of admission. This grant is allocated per class by semester and based on full-time status.

Students must complete curriculum requirements to receive the full grant amount.

The Health Professions Grant is offered to select graduate and post-bacc students seeking to start or advance their career in the healthcare field. This grant is awarded on a competitive basis at the time of admission to students applying for our Medical Sciences master's programs or post-bacc programs. This grant is awarded on a competitive basis at the time of admission, allocated per class by semester and available to eligible applicants

Total grant award of $7,200 is based on a full-time enrollment status in one of our post-bacc programs.

Students must complete curriculum requirements to receive the full grant amount.

The President's Scholars Grant is our most competitive award offered to a select number of students at the time of admission. This grant is allocated per class by semester and available to eligible applicants, as follows:

Total grant award of $14,400 is based on a full-time enrollment status and the length of the program.

Students must complete curriculum requirements to receive the full grant amount.

Loan Options

Types of Federal Loan Aid Available

As of summer 2023, our post-bacc programs will be taught as graduate level certificates. Students who being our program in the summer 2023 will be eligible to apply for graduate level federal aid.

Graduate students at Agnes Scott may be eligible for federal education loans. Below is the process to apply:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the program’s academic year.
  • List your level in college as “graduate.”
  • The Agnes Scott College FAFSA school code is 001542.
  • Your completed FAFSA will indicate which federal education loans you may be eligible to receive and the amount.

Federal Education Loan Options:

As a graduate student, you will most likely be considered as independent from your parents. Federal loans that might be available to graduate students who complete the FAFSA include Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Grad PLUS Loans.

For the Direct Unsubsidized Loan, the student assumes all responsibility for the interest and interest begins accruing immediately following disbursement. You have to be attending college at least part-time (6 credit hours) as a part of eligibility for the Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

Repayment begins:

  • 6 months after student graduates
  • 6 months after student drops below part-time enrollment
  • 6 months after student is no longer enrolled
  • No penalty for pre-payment

Current interest rates for these loans can be found at www.studentaid.gov

Direct Unsubsidized Loan Limits 

If you started or completed a graduate degree previously and used federal education loans, those amounts will be considered when you file a new FAFSA form for your degree at Agnes Scott College. The limits for independent graduate and professional school students are as follows:

  • Annual amount of combined unsubsidized loans is $20,500
  • Aggregate limit of all Federal Stafford loans (including subsidized loans received for undergraduate study) cannot exceed $138,500

Graduate students may be eligible for a Grad PLUS Loan if there are remaining costs associated with your graduate study that are not covered by Direct Unsubsidized Loans once a FAFSA is completed. There is a separate application to complete for this federal education loan. The maximum amount that can be borrowed for a PLUS loan is the cost of attendance (determined by Agnes Scott) minus any other financial assistance you receive in graduate grants and/or federal education loans.

This is a credit-based loan that can cover up to the cost of attendance minus any aid you have already received. Students must be enrolled at least part-time (6 credit hours).

Repayment begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed.

Current interest rates for these loans can be found at www.studentaid.gov.

Private Loans

A private, credit-based alternative loan may be available to graduate students who need funding for remaining educational costs. There are various lenders for student borrowers that require no payments while the student remains in school. Private loans have various options for repayment and may offer forbearance and deferral options. In addition, interest rates for private loans are based on credit and are set by the lender.

To view and compare alternative loans available to Agnes Scott students, please go to Sparrow. On Sparrow, you can search and compare real, personalized private student loan offers from over 15+ lenders through a simple, three-minute application. Sparrow allows you to easily compare loans and is free. Using Sparrow does not impact your credit score when searching for loan options; your credit score will not be impacted until you choose a loan and begin the application process.

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