We understand that these are unprecedented times and that you may be experiencing differing amounts of uncertainty and strain when it comes to your financial situation. While there are financial responsibilities of Relay’s graduate programs, including tuition and certification testing fees, there are opportunities for financial aid. Here you can find guidance in regards to financial aid.
How do I apply for financial aid?
Residents enrolled at least half time toward a degree and matriculated, may request federal financial aid through direct unsubsidized loans. The FAFSA form is just the first step of 4 that need to be completed. Here is a step-by-step process on how to fill out a FAFSA form.
- Create an account (FSA ID).
- Start the FAFSA form at fafsa.gov.
- Fill out the Student Demographics section.
- List the schools to which you want your FAFSA information sent. Relay's school code is 042086.
- Answer the dependency status questions.
- Fill out the Parent Demographics section.
- Supply your financial information.
- Sign and submit your FAFSA form.
To apply for a TEACH Grant (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) you must complete a FAFSA as well. Click here to learn more.
What could impact my ability to receive financial aid?
For more information about eligibility requirements for federal financial aid, please view the Federal Student Aid website. In addition, Relay’s federal aid policy requires attendance and course activity as an additional component.
What other ways can I pay for my tuition at Relay?
There are a few options when it comes to financing your education.
Relay provides our students with scholarships and grants to lower the cost of the full tuition. You will receive a financial aid offer letter from Student Financial Services (SFS). Residents are eligible for either the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or the Relay Residency Scholarship. Both do have specific terms and conditions so please make sure you review them on your application and on the support site.
Residents enrolled at least half time toward a degree and matriculated, may request federal financial aid through direct unsubsidized loans. The FAFSA form is just the first step of 4 that need to be completed. Relay's school code is 042086.
Residents can also sign up for a Nelnet payment plan. This will split your active term balance into four equal installments during the fall term and spring term. During your first year, the summer term plan runs simultaneously with your fall term payment plan. And the second year, the summer term plan runs during the summer term and is only three installments.
You may be eligible for external scholarships. Please note that if awarded external scholarships it may impact your financial aid offer and eligibility for federal financial aid. Read below for resources on how to find these opportunities.
Relay does accept Veterans Affairs benefits for the NY and Chicago campuses. We are working toward certification at other campuses and will update the list. Please reach out to the Registrar’s office if you have any questions about VA benefits.
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