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Financial Aid Guidelines - Graduates

Graduate Student Fellowships – 5820


Graduate Student Fellowships – 5820

Financial Policy: N/A
Related Policies: Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008
Additional Forms: N/A

Things to Know:

Financial aid should be budgeted according to the following expenditure object code and descriptions that are specific to financial aid activity.

Graduate Student Fellowships – 5820

  • Fellowships include all unrestricted, non-service related stipends, regardless of the funding source or name of the award for the purpose of aiding a graduate or professional student's study, training, or research.  “Unrestricted” means that funds are not limited to paying certain expenses, such as tuition. Expenses for this category are to be processed through SIS, and the resulting award disbursement to the student will be deducted from the GL account.
  • Pre-doctoral fellowship recipients are expected to enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours (or as defined in the University Graduate School Academic Bulletin under full-time study for academic purposes) in each academic-year term, Fall or Spring, in which the student receives a fellowship.  Students who receive $3,231 or more per academic-year term, Fall or Spring, in total fellowship funding will be eligible for SAA Health Insurance.
  • Fellowships for pre-doctoral students who are enrolled in a minimum of one summer course are entered in the SIS as financial aid.  The resulting award disbursement will be deducted from the GL account.
  • Exceptions to these guidelines must be sent to the Bloomington Campus Fellowship/Scholarship Advisory Group, in care of Rozzie Gerstman ( or 855-1123.
  • This includes student funding for funding with the name “prize” or “award” if that funding is for the purpose of aiding the student’s study, training, or research.  See Other Miscellaneous Financial Aid Topics section for more information on this funding category. Contact responsible financial aid office if there are additional questions.
  • The best way to ensure that a fellowship processed through SIS will be approved by the financial aid office is to enter the awards prior to the semester disbursement date (10 days before the first day of classes each semester).
  • Please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), for questions.