Aid Programs by Category

Student Loans

1.       Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan- The borrower is responsible for interest that accrues during deferment periods (including in-school) and during the six-month grace period. Graduate students may borrow $20,500 per academic year (fall, spring, summer).

2.       Alternative Loans- A list of private lenders can be found at . Each lender maintains their individual website with current interest rates and other pertinent information. Be sure to stay informed of interest rates and repayment responsibilities.

Institutional Programs

Students may qualify for one of the following scholarships dependent upon their program of study:

  1. Graduate Scholarship- Graduate Scholarships are available for $50 per hour to students enrolled in general UMHB graduate programs.
  2. Ed.D . Fellowship- Students enrolled in the Doctor of Education automatically qualify for this scholarship. The Ed. D. Fellowship scholarship pays $100 per hour.
  3. DPT Scholarship- Students enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program automatically qualify for this scholarship. The DPT Scholarship pays $200 per hour.
  4. Nurse Practitioner Scholarship- Students enrolled in the Nurse Practitioner Program automatically qualify for this scholarship. The Nurse Practitioner Scholarship pays $100 per hour.
  5. Graduate Assistantships- Graduate assistantships at the master’s and doctoral levels are available in a number of graduate programs. Assistantships must relate to the student’s academic objective and be supervised by a member of the Graduate Faculty. UMHB offers a variety of Graduate Assistantship opportunities, which may include a full tuition scholarship, a partial tuition scholarship, part-time employment or a combination of scholarship and employment. Duties may include research assistant, office duties, lab supervision, student advising, student academic assistance, and/or practical supervision.  Graduate assistantships are available through academic departments and colleges.