Bridging the Gap

"Bridging the Gap" between the cost to attend George Fox and financial aid is the responsibility of the student.  Each semester the balance owed needs to be taken care of before the student can advance to the next semester. 

Graduate students will receive a Payment Selection Form from the Student Financial Services office upon payment of their Enrollment Deposit.  If the Monthly Payment Plan is selected, the student's eligible tuition and fees for each semester will be broken out into four equal monthly installments (if enrolled in plan prior to start of semester), due on the 15th of each month. All Monthly Payment Plans are subject to a $35 per semester installment set up fee.

The following list shows some options available to students to assist in “bridging the gap”.

Grad PLUS Loans

PLUS loans are federal loans that graduate or professional degree students and parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay education expenses.  Direct Plus loans are provided by the U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible, borrowers must apply and be approved. To apply, the parent or graduate student needs to go to www.studentloans.gov and submit a request. The maximum loan amount is the student’s cost of attendance minus other aid.

Alternative Loans

Alternative loans are private loans that are not part of the federal financial aid program. Interest rates and fees vary greatly and may depend on the borrower’s credit-worthiness. Generally, students are required to have a co-signer. Loan amounts cannot exceed the cost of attendance less other financial aid.

Try FASTChoice to view and compare lenders that have provided private loans to George Fox students in the past. While these resources will help you make an informed decision about the most appropriate loan for you, please note that you are not required to select a lender on this list. 

Session by Session Plan

Payment is made each semester through personal payments, financial aid, or a combination of both. Semester payments are due prior to attendance.

Monthly Payment Plans

Graduate students will receive a Payment Selection Form from the Student Financial Services office upon payment of their Enrollment Deposit.  If the Monthly Payment Plan is selected, the student's eligible tuition and fees for each semester will be broken out into four equal monthly installments (if enrolled in plan prior to start of semester), due on the 15th of each month. All Monthly Payment Plans are subject to a $35 per semester installment set up fee.

Employer/Third Party Payment Plan

To sign up to pay through a third party or employer by direct billing, please contact Sherri Moore in Student Financial Services for assistance.

Vocational Rehabilitation Benefit Plan

Please contact Sherri Moore in Student Financial Services for information concerning benefits through the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Veterans Benefits (All Chapters)

Visit the Veterans tab for more information concerning Veterans Benefits.

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