How to Fund Your Graduate Certificate Education at Texas A&M University
Students enrolled in the Bush School certificate programs are eligible for federal financial aid as follows:
- For the Certificate in Advanced International Affairs, federal financial aid is available for four courses.
- For the Certificate in Homeland Security, federal financial aid is available for the core, required course and four elective courses.
- For the Certificate in Nonprofit Management, federal financial aid is available for the two core, required courses and two elective courses.
- For the Certificate in Public Management, federal financial aid is available for the two core, required courses and two elective courses.
Admitted certificate students are able to take additional courses for their certificate (or for multiple emphasis areas). However, courses taken in excess of the minimum requirement to obtain the certificate are not financial aid eligible. Plan your course work accordingly!
Veterans benefits also accepted.
To begin the process, please fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Texas A&M University’s FAFSA School Code: 003632).
You may fill out the form before or during application to graduate certificate programs, or after application and acceptance to a program.
The Texas A&M University Department of Student Financial Aid will contact you regarding your status once your application has been processed by the US Department of Education.
International Students: You may qualify for various programs based on visa status. Visit Texas A&M’s Scholarship & Financial Aid website and complete the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA).
Scholarship and Grant Opportunities
The listing below details just a few scholarship and grant opportunities for which you may or may not be eligible. Please read the requirements for each thoroughly to see if you qualify.
Also, check with your place of employment and any organizations with which you are affiliated to see if they offer scholarship opportunities to members. Good luck in your search!
The Bush School Online Student Scholarship for Texas Residents
The Bush School Online Student Scholarship is targeted toward new, continuing, and returning students registered in online courses at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. To qualify, you must be a Texas resident who is registered or will register for a Bush School Online course. Also, you must have acceptable academic standing (minimum of 3.0 GPA), or be a newly admitted student at Texas A&M University-College Station. In addition, you must have unmet financial need as determined by the FAFSA. The amount of the scholarship varies based on need and other factors. Students must complete the FAFSA and scholarship application to be considered.
Texas Aggie Graduate Grant Opportunity
The Texas Aggie Graduate Grants are need-based awards (need is determined by Scholarships & Financial Aid) for Texas residents. Each student may receive up to $1,500 per semester in the fall and spring and $750 per semester in the summer, with a maximum of $3,000 per year.
College for All Texans
The Web page of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, College for All Texans, lists scholarships, financial aid, and exemptions for which you may qualify.