Post-Baccalaureate Financial Aid

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

That's why we’re committed to helping you navigate the process, providing guidance and information you need—including types of aid, how to apply for aid, and more.

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 Certificate, 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 2022.

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 Health Professions Grant is offered to select post-bacc students seeking to start or advance their career in the healthcare field. This grant is awarded to students applying for one of our post-baccalaureate programs on a competitive basis at the time of admission. This grant is allocated by semester, based on enrollment.

Total grant award of $7,200 is based on a full-time enrollment status.

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.

Education Loan Options

Post-baccalaureate 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 year in college as “undergraduate 5th year/other undergraduate.”
  • Select "other" as the program category/type.
  • 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 Include:

May be available to post-baccalaureate students after completing the FAFSA. For this type of federal education loan, the government pays the loan interest while you are in school, if you are attending at least part-time (6 credit hours). During deferment, the government also pays for the interest on this 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

Current interest rates for these loans can be found at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/subsidized-unsubsidized#interest-rates

May be available to post-baccalaureate students after they completing the FAFSA. For this type of federal education 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 the U.S. Department of Education's Unsubsidized and Subsidized information page.

If you are still a dependent student, your parent has the option to apply for a Parent PLUS Loan on your behalf. If you are a dependent student whose parents do not qualify for a Parent PLUS Loan, there may be an additional Direct Unsubsidized Loan available up to $5,000.

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 loan is fully disbursed.

Current interest rates for these loans can be found at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/plus/parent#interest.

Post-baccalaureate students are not be eligible for federal need-based grants such as the Pell Grant. The below showcases aid limits for direct subsidized and direct unsubsidized loans.

Annual amount, combined subsidized and unsubsidized
Dependent Students: $5,500
Independent Students: $12,500

Aggregate limit, subsidized and unsubsidized loans
Dependent Students: $31,000
Independent Students: $57,500

Undergraduate subsidized loan limit
Dependent Students: $23,000
Independent Students: $23,000

* Aggregate limit, including loans received while obtaining bachelor’s degree

Alternative Private Loans:

A private, credit-based alternative loan may be available to students who need funding for remaining college costs. There are various lenders for student borrowers which 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 set by the lender.

To view and compare alternative loans available to Agnes Scott students, please go to ElmSelect. Search “Agnes Scott College” for school and “undergraduate” for program. When viewing the loan options, make sure to check the degree-seeking requirements in the details. Post-baccalaureate students should look for loans that are available to non-degree seeking students.

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