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Grad Student 101


We are pleased that you are considering Indiana State University to pursue your graduate degree.

As a graduate student, you may be eligible for federal student loans, which offer lower interest rates and more flexible repayment plans than most consumer loans. In addition, you can deduct student loan interest even if you don't itemize deductions on your income tax returns.

For information on using financial aid for graduate studies, visit the links on this page, beginning with our timeline / checklist.

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NOTE: Average enrollment for graduate students is 6 credit hours per term. If you are enrolled in more than 6 credit hours, you may be eligible for a Budget Evaluation to increase your documented educational expenses and possibly receive additional loans. More information is available here:​.