If you are an Off-Campus Master's Degree student in the Education Cohort program, please visit the Off-Campus Master's Degree Financial Aid page.
USJ graduate students who have been accepted and matriculated into a graduate degree program or into the Teacher Certification program may apply for Federal Direct Loans by completing the following steps:
You must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in each of the semesters for which you wish to receive financial assistance.
Acceptance or matriculation into your program and your application for financial aid must be complete and in place by August 15 for the fall semester and December 15 for the spring semester.
Students who become matriculated or are accepted into the Teacher Certification program after these days will be processed by Financial Aid as quickly as possible, but without guarantee of completion for the upcoming semester.
To remain eligible for financial aid, you must be making satisfactory academic progress toward your degree as outlined by your academic program/major.
University of Saint Joseph students who received their undergraduate degree prior to completing their student teaching will be considered Teacher Certification students as outlined in column B (below) during their semester of student teaching.
Students who have applied to a graduate program but will not be matriculated prior to the mid-point of the semester are not eligible for the Federal Direct Loan. You may, however, apply for an Alternative Education Loan. Please visit our Alternative Loans page.
Note: The loan amounts presented below are the annual program maximums. The actual amount you may borrow will depend on your financial aid need and actual cost of attendance. You should contact Financial Aid for additional information on application requirements and procedures. *Beginning with the 2012/13 Award Year, Graduate Students are no longer eligible for Federal Direct Subsidized Loans.
Reading Time: 1 minute On April 17, 2019, the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition (CIRC) held their 22ndAnnual Connecticut Immigrant Day at the state capitol. This ceremony recognized 19 immigrants living in the state of Connecticut who have made significant contributions to the state and nation, including the University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) Campus Ministry Music Coordinator Ezequiel Menéndez.
Reading Time: 1 minute On Wednesday, June 10, 2019, Gengras Center transition coordinators/vocational teachers Kathleen Walsh and Caroline Wilson were recognized as Advocates of the Year by Harc, an organization that provides special needs support to individuals with intellectual and related disabilities and their families. The Advocate of the Year award recognizes outstanding achievements in the area of individual
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is a staple on the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) campus. Throughout the 2018-2019 academic year, the CAE staff and its peer tutors moved beyond the Center’s walls: first, by enlisting the USJ community to help reunite a military service dog with his veteran handler, and then by presenting
Reading Time: 1 minute On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA) visited the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) to host an all-day workshop called, “Social Emotional Learning through Yoga and Mindfulness.” Participants discussed how integrating the use of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) can be beneficial for students in the classroom. “CSCA
Reading Time: 1 minute The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) will welcome Amanda Devitt as the new athletic director. Devitt, who will serve as the first female athletic director at USJ, was most recently the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services and Success at the University of Hartford. “I am extremely excited to be the next Athletic Director
Reading Time: 1 minute On May 10, 2019, Hartford’s AXA XL office – a multinational insurance firm – volunteered at the University of Saint Joseph’s Gengras Center for their annual Global Day of Giving. This year, the volunteers worked outside the Gengras Center to clean up the playground and surrounding areas from the winter. From removing weeds to filling
Reading Time: 2 minutes On Monday, May 6, 2019, the University of Saint Joseph’s department of Education– part of the School of Arts, Sciences, Business, and Education– held its annual Graduate Awards Ceremony. Gathering in the Crystal Room, students and their families enjoyed an evening of celebration, reflecting on their hard work and achievements from this academic year. Daniel
Reading Time: 2 minutes On Monday, May 13, 2019, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) held its 84th commencement ceremony at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. Family and friends gathered in the audience as the University awarded 235 bachelor’s degrees, 500 master’s degrees, and more than 80 doctoral degrees. Among the graduates this year was the inaugural class