Segmental Resources - Grad/Prof Responsibilities

Graduate/Professional Member at Large

David Hillery
Financial Aid Counselor
UC San Diego-Health Sciences

[email protected]

David Hillery

Graduate and Professional Issues Committee

CASFAA’s graduate and professional issues committee goal is to address graduate and professional issues. The committee hopes to attract financial aid administrators from a wide range of graduate and professional institutions.

Resource Links

Basic Needs for Graduate Students:

Cal Fresh Program
CalFresh Food is California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This PDF provides information about the program and how to apply. See changes to the eligibility rules here.
Cal Fresh Expansion
Cal Fresh portal.
Rental Assistance- COVID
California rental relief information, resources, and applications for tenants, landlords, home owners, etc.
Covered California
California's health insurance exchange. Information about qualifications, eligibility, how to apply, and the application portal

General Financial Aid Resources:

Federal Student Aid Gateway
This website is the largest provider of financial aid for college in the U.S.
A comprehensive free resource about financial aid for students, parents and administrators
FSA Student Loan Ombudsman
Dedicated to helping resolve disputes related to the federal student aid programs
National Student Clearing House
The nation's trusted source for degree verification and enrollment verification and student educational outcomes research.
The nation’s oldest and largest higher education finance trade association
Federal Student Loan Information (formerly NSLDS)
Students can navigate the student loan repayment process with confidence: make payments, change repayment plans, explore options, and get help.
A national, nonprofit association with a primary focus on information dissemination, professional development, and legislative and regulatory analysis related to federal student aid programs
Net Price Calculator
Prospective students enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year

Medical/Dental/Health Professions Resources:

Association of American Medical Colleges
AAMC is a not-for-profit association that leads and serves the academic medicine community. See their comprehensive list of LRAPs for medical or health professionals.
American Dental Association
The American Dental Association (ADA) exists to power the profession of dentistry and to assist/ provide resources to dental students.
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association provides student resources including scholarships/ awards and financial management
US Department of Health and Human Services
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They provide resources and information about reseach grants, loans, and scholarships for a variety of health profession students.

Law School Resources

American Bar Association
Provides information, membership, and advocacy for all in the law profession. Additionally, ABA has a robust career center that offers networking and a job board, and information about various Loan Repayment Programs (LRAP)
Law School Admissions Council
Law School Admissions Council includes resources and information for anyone considering law school covering a variety of topics including LSAT, school choice, and scholarship information.
Equal Justice Works
Great resources for legal professional professionals. Highlights IBR, List of Law Schools with Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs), and more
AccessLex offers Bar prep support, financial literacy/ education for law students, and research grants.


Engineering Resources

National Society of Professional Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers provides information and resources for students, including scholarship information.
Society of Women Engineers
Society of Women Engineers comprehensive scholarship list.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering list of scholarships.

MBA Resources

MBA Resources is a partner site of the Graduate Management Admission Council. Student focused information about MBA exams, schools, programs, and admissions.


Teachers Resources

American Federation of Teachers
The American Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO representing a broad spectrum of the AFT's membership: early childhood educators; pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. Search their database to find funds for continuing education, professional development, and classroom. Or search for loan forgiveness programs, teacher grants and awards, classroom donation programs, and summer studies/ exchange programs.
Golden State Teacher Grant
Information about State of CA grant program for students considering a teaching credential and career in the state of California.

Loan Repayment Assistance/Loan Forgiveness/Loan Discharge Resources

Equal Justice Works - Law
Biomedical or Biobehavioral Research Careers (formerly named National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Medical
National Health Services Corps
Health Professions Education Foundation
U.S. Office of Personnel Management

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