Graduate Students • Financial Aid Process


To Get Financial Aid, File a FAFSA Every Year

The financial aid information below is for prospective and current students in the Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) Graduate Program:

Aid Availability, Eligibility

Graduate students at Chaminade can receive:

(We do not provide institutional aid to graduate students.)

In general, you are eligible to apply for financial aid if you are, or will be:

  • a classified student at CUH
  • a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • have registered with the selective service (applies to U.S. males ages 18-25)
  • maintaining satisfactory academic progress
  • have not been convicted of a drug offense during the time you are enrolled and receiving financial aid
  • have not defaulted on a prior student loan or owe a refund on a previous educational grant

Other qualifications such as financial need, enrollment status, and scholastic ability may be applicable for certain types of aid programs.

Financial Aid Process

1. Begin the Process

The sooner you file the FAFSA more likely you will be considered for assistance. After your FAFSA application has been reviewed, Chaminade will officially notify you of your eligibility.

2. Award
If you are eligible for financial aid, the Financial Aid office will assemble your package and will post your award letter online in WebAdvisor.

With your Chaminade ID number, you can access your award online:

» Chaminade WebAdvisor

To understand more about your award including terms and definitions, see this page.

3. Accepting Your Award

Students may use the online accept/reject financial aid form in WebAdvisor to accept full or partial award amounts or to fully reject an award. You can also contact your counselor in the Financial Aid Office if you would like to discuss your financial aid options before making a decision.

Continuing Students

Current students need to re-apply for aid each year:

To renew a Graduate-PLUS Loan:
PLUS Loans must be renewed every year. Students must apply for the PLUS loan and be approved to receive funds. Approval for prior years does not guarantee PLUS loan funding will be approved each year. Loan recipients can complete the PLUS loan application at

To renew an Alternative Loan:
Students who are receiving an Alternative loan must reapply for their loan every year. Just like the PLUS loan, alternative loans are credit approved loans, so they are not guaranteed each year. Students receiving an alternative loan must complete an application with their preferred vendor.