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. Loans available to graduate students include Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Grad PLUS and Private Loans. If you are interested in obtaining federal student loans, you must fill out a FAFSA at If your application is selected for verification while filling out the FAFSA, you must submit copies of your tax return and W-2 forms and submit a 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 email for assistance.

Glasscock School of Continuing Studies students can visit You may also contact Glasscock for assistance.

For summer students requesting loan funding, visit our summer students page to obtain a request form. Summer deadlines are firm and late requests may not be accommodated due to processing times.

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Connect with a Financial Aid Counselor

We know that figuring out financial aid can be a confusing and stressful process. Don't worry - our financial aid counselors are here to help. As you navigate this process, we're available to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to getting to know you!

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