Graduate and Professional Students

Your Financial Aid How-To Guide

Whether you’re a new or continuing graduate student, figuring out how to pay for graduate schoolcan be overwhelming. But that’s why we’re here — to help take away some of the anxiety.

Check out these clear, simple steps for applying for financial aid and navigating the process. And remember, we’re just a phone call or email away if you have questions.

If you’re an international graduate student, visit our pages just for you.

1
Estimate Costs
You have to know how much it all costs before you can make a plan.
2
Explore types of aid
Learn the basic types of financial aid that are available to you.
3
File the FAFSA
If you want aid, you have to file the FAFSA. We’ll demystify this federal application for aid and break it down into easy steps.
4
Apply for Scholarships
There’s money out there. You just need to know where to look for it and how to apply.
5
Accept Aid
You’ve done all the hard work. Now it’s time to see how much aid you qualify for, how to accept it and how it’s paid to you.
6
Maintain Aid
Learn how to keep your scholarships and financial aid. Find out what to do if your financial circumstances change.
7
Your Summer To-Do List
Take a breath. Review our checklist to make sure you’ve done everything you need to do regarding your financial aid before you come to campus.

Meet Quatez Scott

PH.D. candidate, Educational Theory and Social Foundations, Cincinnati

“I was initially just going to pay for school and go part time. But UToledo launched a new diversity ambassador fellowship, and I was awarded a fellowship. The Dean’s Scholars and Fellows program put me in a position to pay much less for school, thus being able to focus more on my academics. I’m now in a real position to complete my Ph.D. in less than four years.”

Read more about Quatez

Have Questions?

Ask Rocket Solution Central.

Rocket Solution Central — or RSC — is your one-stop answer shop for financial aid questions.

Call 419.530.8700
Monday - Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Visit 1200 Rocket Hall
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

No need to wait in line. Register through Rocket Q ahead of time or when you arrive. You'll receive wait-time updates and be notified when it's your turn.

Register by texting "University of Toledo" to 419.419.3430 or by entering your information online.

Rocket Financial Wellness Center

We could all use some help managing our money. Explore this site built in partnership with Huntington Bank. You’ll find simple, helpful tools to improve your money management skills ― whether you’re a high school student, undergraduate or upperclassman ready to graduate.

  • How to pay for college
  • Managing student loans
  • Making a budget
  • And more
Visit the Rocket Financial Wellness Center
Last Updated: 6/28/21