Combined Degree Programs – Federal Aid Eligibility: Graduate Students
Students enrolled in a combined undergraduate/graduate program are considered undergraduate for the first 90 credits for the purposes of awarding federal student aid, excluding students enrolled in the B.S./D.O.* program. Upon satisfactory completion of 90 undergraduate credits, they may become eligible to receive federal student loans at the graduate level. Students must apply for the graduate portion of their combined program by contacting the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students who have been awarded an undergraduate academic scholarship, and continue to meet renewal criteria, will receive the scholarship while enrolled in the undergraduate portion of the program only, up to 90 credits. After transition to the graduate level (91+ credits; excluding B.S./D.O.*), students may be eligible for a variety of special scholarship programs depending on the enrolled program of study, cumulative GPA, and other factors. In order to receive graduate-level financial aid, the student must also update the FAFSA student data fields from undergraduate to graduate level.
* B.S./D.O. students require 115 credits to be completed in the first six semesters of the program. Upon completion of these credits, B.S./D.O. students enter the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and are under the auspices of NYITCOM’s Financial Aid Office policies pertaining to institutional aid.
Students enroll in a single seamless program where they will be expected to complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The program sometimes offers special sections of required courses specifically for students in the combined program, but otherwise completes the requirements for both degrees.
- Life Sciences, B.S./Occupational Therapy, M.S.
- Life Sciences, B.S./Occupational Therapy, O.T.D.
- Life Sciences, B.S./Osteopathic Medicine, D.O.
- Life Sciences, B.S./Physical Therapy, D.P.T.
- Life Sciences, B.S./Physician Assistant Studies, M.S.
- Psychology, B.S./School Counseling, M.S.
Accelerated Master’s Programs
These are two separate degree programs with two separate entry points. Students first enroll in a bachelor’s program. In their junior or senior year, if they have a sufficiently high GPA, they may take certain graduate-level courses to complete their undergraduate requirements. Upon graduating with their bachelor’s degree, they may then enroll in a related master’s program, with the benefit of having already earned credits towards their graduate degree. This allows them to earn their second degree on an accelerated basis, usually in half the time of a normal master’s degree.
Note: Since the accelerated master’s programs consist of two separate degree programs, unlike the combined degrees, there are no changes in the normal rules for financial aid.
- College of Engineering and Computing Sciences Bachelor of Science programs, with Accelerated M.S. Options
- Interior Design, B.F.A./Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.
- School of Architecture and Design programs, with Accelerated M.Arch. Options