Financial Aid

Graduate students at Troy University may receive limited financial aid. Students may apply for Unsubsidized Loan funds up to the total Cost of Education, not to exceed $20,500 per year.

Troy University has limited funds in the College Work Study Program and the Federal Perkins Student Loan Program for which graduate students may apply. The application deadline is May of each year for students enrolling the following Fall term.

Students enrolled for a minimum of two full time graduate level courses are considered full time, subject to an 8 semester hour minimum. Students must enroll for a minimum of one full time graduate level course to be considered half-time students, subject to a four semester hour minimum.

Graduate students transferring from another institution must submit a Financial Aid Transcript from all institutions previously attended.

All forms required to apply for graduate student financial aid are available on the Financial Aid Office Web site, or may be available from your local financial aid representative.

Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships (For students attending Alabama campuses ONLY)

Students may search and apply for all Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships through the Troy University Career Site at

Perkins Loan

This program provides low interest loans to students who need financial assistance with which to pursue their college education. No interest is charged until graduation and no payments are due while the student is enrolled in college.

FFEL Stafford Loans

These loans are made by approved lenders and are guaranteed by the Federal government. No payments are due on the loan while the student is enrolled in college, and in many cases the Government will pay the interest while the student is enrolled. Loan Request forms may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Assistance for Veterans

For information about financial aid available to veterans, call 1-334-670-3701.

Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)

The PMF Program is designed to attract to the federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. This rigorous two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, potential for accelerated promotions, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs are hired by federal agencies and engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science, criminal justice, health, and financial management, to name a few. The PMF Program seeks graduate students who want to make a difference through public service. Last year, more than 9,100 graduate students applied to the PMF Program and approximately 850 achieved Finalist status.

For the PMF Class of 2012, students who complete a graduate degree including master's, law, or doctoral-level degree between September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012 from a qualifying college or university are eligible for consideration.

Application to the PMF Class of 2012 opens September 15 - 25, 2011. Applicants apply online using USAJOBS at More information about application, nomination, and selection is available at the PMF website

When submitting the PMF application at, indicate the Troy University’s Nominating Official is Dr. Mary Anne Templeton, Associate Provost and Dean, Graduate School,

Application to the PMF Program requires formal review and nomination by Troy University. By midnight/2400, Saturday, September 24, 2011, submit a completed packet to Dr. Ellen Rosell, including:

  1. The OPM Form 1300: PMF Nomination Form for 2012 with the top half completed. Name of Graduate School: Troy University, Federal Title IV School Code: 001047
  2. A resume, and
  3. An essay with a maximum of three pages responding to the following question: How will your skills, knowledge, and abilities contribute to leadership in a public agency?

Send the above items as electronic documents attached to an email. Incomplete packets will not be reviewed.

For additional information or if you have questions, contact Dr. Ellen Rosell, MPA program, or 334-670-3758.

Minority Doctoral Scholars Program - Southern Regional Education Board

The Southern Regional Education Board's State Doctoral Scholars Program was developed with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts and The Ford Foundation. It is part of a nationwide initiative, the Compact for Faculty Diversity, to produce more minority Ph.D.s and to encourage them to seek faculty positions.

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