Graduate Financial Aid 

Financial aid programs were developed by the federal and state governments as well as by institutions of higher education to assist students from families with limited resources to meet educational expenses. The primary purpose of financial aid is to ensure that no one is denied the opportunity of a college education because of financial need.

When applying for financial aid at The University of Akron, the Office of Student Financial Aid determines a budget that best suits the needs of the student. The budget includes direct costs that must be paid to the University (i.e., instructional and general fees and room and board in the residence halls) and variable expenses such as transportation and personal expenses.