Lovett Hall at sunset

Graduate Students

Scholarships, grants, and stipends for Rice graduate students are coordinated by the academic department offering the awards. All student loans are processed through the Office of Financial Aid.  Graduate Students you are eligible for Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Grad PLUS, Perkins, and Private Loans

If you are interested in obtaining Guaranteed Federal Loans, you must fill out a FAFSA at, No tax information is necessary, unless your application is selected for verification while filling out the FAFSA. If selected for verification, you must submit copies of your tax return, W-2 forms and verification worksheet.  For more information, email our office at

Our priority deadline for the fall semester is May 15 but we process aid requests throughout the year.  Proceeds from loans will be credited to any balance due to Rice, and excess funds will be issued to you as a check or direct deposit from the Cashier's Office.   

Jones Graduate School of Business students can visit You may also contact Salomon Medina for assistance.