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2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin
Hofstra University
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Financial Aid


Office of Financial Aid, 202 Memorial Hall
Telephone: (516) 463-8000
Fax: (516) 463-4936
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Entries appear in alphabetical order. Click on a link to be taken to the entry below.

 

Students have the responsibility to plan ahead, anticipate costs, budget resources, and request aid for the entire academic period. Anticipated costs include not only tuition and fees but a reasonable estimate for books and supplies, transportation, room and board when applicable, and personal expenses.

Hofstra awards financial assistance to 70% of its students in the form of fellowships, scholarships, grants, loans and employment opportunities.

Fellowships and scholarships are applied to tuition and awarded to qualified full-time and part-time graduate students based on academic excellence and/or demonstrated need.

In addition, financial assistance is also available through State and Federal Agencies. Such support may depend on the financial need of the student. All scholarships, assistantships and grants, on a graduate level, are administered by the student’s respective academic department. Graduate students should contact their departments for additional information.

Hofstra University awards scholarships and other financial assistance on a racially nondiscriminatory basis.


Application and Reapplication Procedures

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Requests for financial assistance will not influence a candidate’s consideration for admission in any way. Financial aid decisions will be made after the student has been accepted, and the student will be informed by mail and e-mail to your HU Account.

Graduate and professional students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSAs are available at: www.FAFSA.ed.gov. Hofstra’s federal school code is 002732. Students may be required to submit copies of income tax returns and other information in support of their federal student aid applications. The Hofstra Financial Aid Office notifies students what additional information is needed. Students who are residents of New York State can also apply for the New York state Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) by completing the FAFSA, which will direct you to complete a TAP Express Application online at www.HESC.org for the student to review and return to the agency in Albany, NY.

To be considered for federal and state assistance the FAFSA must be filed every year.

Federal Work Study (FWS)

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Various jobs are available for students who demonstrate financial need. The Federal Government allocates funds for these jobs to the University. Jobs are available during the regular academic year and for the summer. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information.

Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP)

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In the FFELP Program the federal government guarantees low-cost (Stafford) and Grad PLUS loans to qualified students. The loans are originated by participating lending institutions. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually to have their Stafford Loan eligibility determined.

There are two kinds of Stafford Loans-subsidized and unsubsidized. These loans are not mutually exclusive; therefore many students qualify for both types. Eligible students, who have not previously received a Stafford Loan guaranteed by HESC, must sign a master promissory note. Notes may be signed at www.HESC.org with your federal PIN.

Federal Stafford Loan

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Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans are available for graduate students. Graduate students may borrow up to $8,500 per year. Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans carry a carry a fixed rate of 6.8 percent. While the student is enrolled at least half-time, payments on the loan are deferred. Repayment of both principal and interest begins six months after the student graduates, leaves school or becomes enrolled less than half-time.

Federal Grad PLUS Loans

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Grad PLUS Loans are available to graduate students to assist with educational expenses. These loans do carry a credit criteria and the lender has the final discretion on approval. Student must be enrolled at least half time (4.5 credits) and meet all the other federal eligibility criteria. The interest rate of the Grad PLUS loan is fixed at 6.8 per- cent. The annual limit is the student’s cost of attendance minus any other type of financial aid and no aggregate limit exists. Accepting Grad PLUS loans on the award notification will allow processing of loans to begin. First time borrowers must complete an Electronic Master Promissory Note at www.hesc.com. Repayment begins 60 days from the final disbursement for the loan period unless it is deferred. A FAFSA must be filed and Federal Stafford annual limits must be exhausted to enable the student to apply for the Grad PLUS loan.

Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

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Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are also available for graduate students. Graduate students may borrow up to $12,000 per year. Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans carry a fixed rate of 6.8 percent. Interest begins accruing on this loan during the in-school period. Typically the interest is capitalized and added to the outstanding principal on an annual basis. Repayment of principal and accrued interest begins six months after the student graduates, leaves school, or becomes enrolled less than half-time.

State Grant

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The New York State Tuition Assistance Program offers grants to state residents who attend school full-time at colleges or universities in the State of New York. Application is made by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid annually and a TAP Express Application.

Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress towards degree completion as defined by the TAP Program. Satisfactory academic progress is measured by accrual of a specified number of credits each semester and achievement of a certain grade point average.

Honors, Prizes and Awards

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Unless otherwise indicated, recipients are selected by the academic departments.

Scholarships

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A number of special prizes and awards are presented to Hofstra students by organizations, friends of the University and members of the University community. These prizes and awards are in addition to the regular forms of financial aid available to students.

Additional Information

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For additional information on Hofstra’s Financial Aid programs, policies and procedures refer to the Financial Home page at
http://www.hofstra.edu/StudentServ/Enroll/Financial_Aid/index_Financial_Aid.cfm.

Honors, Prizes, Awards or Scholarships

 

Description

Axinn-DeMille Fiction Award   Applicants must be matriculated Hofstra graduate students in their second year or later. Submissions may be two short stories or a chapter from a longer work, but must be work written during the student’s matriculation at Hofstra. Submissions will be read by appropriate Hofstra graduate creative writing faculty, who will make their recommendation to the Chairperson of the English Department. The Office of Financial Aid will award this scholarship late in the spring semester upon the recommendation of the Chairperson of the English Department.
Axinn-DeMille Poetry Award  

Applicants must be matriculated Hofstra graduate students in their second year or later. Submissions may be up to five poems written during the student’s matriculation at Hofstra. Submissions will be read by appropriate Hofstra graduate creative writing faculty, who will make their recommendation to the Chairperson of the English Department. The Office of Financial Aid will award this scholarship late in the spring semester upon the recommendation of the Chairperson of the English Department.

Paul Bernon Memorial Endowed Scholarship   Awarded to a qualified graduate student in the School of Business. Recipient will be selected on the basis of demonstrated economic need, as well as scholastic achievement or potential.
Joyce A. Bloom Scholarship in Graduate Psychology for Returning Women  

Awarded to a female student in the first year of the graduate psychology program, who is returning to school after an absence of at least five years in order to raise a family and who has at least one child under the age of 15 living at home. Recipient will be selected on the basis of financial need as well as scholastic achievement or potential. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.

George A. Bossert/Alumni Organization Endowed Scholarship  

Awarded to deserving graduate student assistants of the Hofstra University Alumni House. The Office of Financial Aid will award this scholarship upon the recommendation of the Executive Director of Alumni Relations.

Kenneth Brodlieb MBA Endowed Scholarship  

Awarded to a full-time M.B.A student who has completed one year of study toward the degree and has achieved academic excellence. Recommendation by the Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business to the Office of Financial Aid.

Roy Cacciatore Economic Development Endowed Scholarship  

Provides tuition aid to individuals who enroll in Hofstra’s Entrepreneurship Program. Financial assistance will also be given to small and medium sized companies to utilize services of the Scott Skodnek Business Development Center. Recommendation by a selection committee.

Camelot Education Center Research Prize For Doctoral Students in Clinical and School Psychology  

Granted to students in the Psy.D. and Ph.D. programs in Clinical and School Psychology whose research papers/projects have practical value for society (i.e. for educators, psychotherapists, families, etc.) and who wish to further their research in their respective fields.

Dorothea S. Clarke Endowed Scholarship  

Awarded to a student(s) in the M.S. in Literacy Studies and Special Education program and to a student(s) enrolled in the Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS). Selected on the basis of scholastic achievement or potential and demonstrated financial need. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the Literacy Studies Program and the Director of the Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS).

Hope R. Conte Endowed Memorial Scholarship   The scholarship will be awarded to a female student(s) pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in psychology.
Egel-Gray Endowed Memorial Scholarship  

Awarded to a student majoring in special education who has completed one semester of study at the graduate level. The award is based on academic xcellence and outstanding contribution to the community. Recommendation by the Special Education Program to the Office of Financial Aid.

Rick Elkow Memorial Scholarship  

Awarded to a deserving student in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need as well as academic achievement or potential. Recommendation by the Office of Academic Records and the faculty/staff of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program with the requirement that the recipient has successfully completed the qualifying examination administered by the Program.

Bernard Gold Endowed Memorial Scholarship  

Awarded to a qualified Hispanic or African-American student majoring in special education who will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need as well as academic achievement and potential. Recommendation by the Special Education Program to the Office of Financial Aid.

The Ruth F. Gold Endowment for the Center for Gerontology  

Established in 1998 to support guest speakers and/or scholarships for students in the Gerontology Master’s Program.

Gary W. Grimes Memorial Scholarship  

Awarded to a graduate student(s) majoring in biology, with a special interest in electron microscopy. Recipients selected on the basis of demonstrated economic need as well as scholastic potential. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Department of Biology.

Hofstra M.H.A. Scholarships  

Awarded to MHA (Masters in Health Administration) students. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the program director.

Arnold Horowitz Endowed Memorial Award  

Awarded to assist students enrolled in the doctoral programs in psychology. Recommended by the Faculty Committee of the Graduate Programs.

Ray Horton Endowed Scholarship  

Awarded to a doctoral student(s) in Literacy Recipient(s) selected on the basis of academic achievement or potential and financial need. Recommendation by the Reading area to the Office of Financial Aid.

Douglas Hoyne Endowed Memorial Scholarship   Awarded to a deserving graduate Special Education major who demonstrates caring, compassion and sensitivity; demonstrates commitment and dedication to the profession, focuses on a student’s potential rather than his/her weaknesses and fosters a loving, structured and challenging environment. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the director of the Special Education program and the Dean of the School of Education and Allied Human Services.
The Dorothy and Elmer Kirsch Endowment Fund for the Hofstra Cultural Center  

Established in 1997 to support the Hofstra Cultural Center’s programs on Judaism.

Jacob & Benjamin Korn Memorial Fellowship  

Granted to deserving Ph.D. candidates in the Clinical and School Psychology Program dissertation sequence who are currently enrolled in, or who have completed, Psychology 601 to defray the costs of research (e.g., computers, equipment, travel to scientific conventions, and payment to subjects). Works sponsored should generally and loosely be related to some aspect of acceptance-based cognitive behavior therapy and/or theory. The Director of the Ph.D. program, in consultation with the Ph.D. Program Core Faculty, will select the recipient(s). Disbursements to the recipient(s) (via check) will be administered by the Ph.D. Program Director and the Office for Development.

Koster-Zarb Endowed Scholarship In Literacy Studies  

Awarded to Master’s students who have completed Phase 1 of the Literacy Studies Master’s Degree course of study [and defrays tuition for the Phase 2 courses of the degree program] based on the following criteria: exemplary course work, distinguished teaching, distinguished service to the community beyond the course of normal work-related involvement, and demonstration of financial need.

Robert G. Kuchner ‘76 & Phyllis Bernstein Kuchner ‘77 Endowed Scholarship  

Awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a BBA in Accounting or a graduate student pursuing a MBA in Accounting. Preference shall be given to students who intend to enter a career in public accounting. The ideal candidate must be a member of Beta Alpha Psi, demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and community service, be civic minded and willing to share his/her time with others. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon recommendation of the Dean of the Zarb School of Business in consultation with both the accounting department and Robert & Phyllis Kuchner.

Robert G. Kuchner ‘76 & Phyllis Bernstein Kuchner ‘77 Annual Scholarship  

Awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a BBA in Accounting or a graduate student pursuing a MBA in Accounting. Preference shall be given to students who intend to enter a career in public accounting. The ideal candidate must be a member of Beta Alpha Psi, demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and community service, be civic minded and willing to share his/her time with others. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon recommendation of the Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business in consultation with both the Accounting Department and Robert & Phyllis Kuchner.

Herbert Kurzer Endowed Memorial Scholarship  

Awarded to a deserving law school student(s) who will be selected on the basis of academic achievement or potential and demonstrated financial need. The Law School Office of Financial and Academic Records will award this scholarship.

The Lazarus Endowment for the Center of Gerontology  

Established in 1998 to support research in the Field of Gerontology.

Allison Kim Levy Continuing Acts of Endowed Memorial Award  

Hofstra University, through a generous donation from the kindness of family and friends of Hofstra alumna Allison Kim Levy, offers two annual awards in recognition of outstanding community activity and good works performed by students, faculty, and staff of the University in behalf of their communities. Examples of service include the development of community programs (e.g., initiating food distribution programs for the elderly, tutoring programs for underachieving children, case management for the mentally ill), volunteer service in community programs (e.g., coordination of other food volunteers, helping community residents learn about divorce mediation services through public announcements), or direct service in the community to individuals with special needs (e.g., in home behavior modification with an autistic child, reading to the blind). All members of the Hofstra community are eligible for this award, including undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and members of the faculty. Each award includes a certificate of recognition and a $1000 prize. Nominations for the award must include a written description of no more than 500 words of the nominated individual’s contributions to the community, and corroborative letters from two members of the community. The program is administered through the Department of Psychology and awards are made on a yearly basis. The call for nominations will be announced in early February for work conducted during the previous calendar year and awards will be announced at the annual awards ceremony of the National Honor Society in Psychology each May. A committee consisting of the Director of the Psy.D. Program in School-Community Psychology, a secretary from a doctoral program in Psychology, and the undergraduate student president of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, will designate winners and notify the Office of Development of their selections.

Irving and Ina Markowitz Prize in Asian History  

A prize of $200 made through the Department of History and awarded for outstanding performance in Asian History.

Sylvia Martin Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and the School of Law  

Fifty percent (50%) of the available annual earnings will be awarded to a qualified graduate student in the Speech-Language-Hearing Science program selected on the basis of academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0) and demonstrated financial need. A qualified candidate will present documentation specifying a disability and show evidence of satisfactory interpersonal behavior and professionalism in clinical practica. The other fifty percent (50%) of the annual earnings will be awarded to a qualified Law School student. The available annual earnings of the endowment will be awarded to two (2) deserving students-one as recommended by the Office of Academic Records and the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department, the other as recommended by the Dean of the School of Law-both in consultation with the Donor.

Alok Mehta Endowed Educational MBA Scholarship II  

Awarded to a MBA student(s) in his/her first year of study who demonstrates academic achievement in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.

Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union Annual Scholarship  

Awarded to regularly admitted undergraduate and/or graduate School of Education and Allied Human Services majors. Undergraduate candidates should demonstrate financial need (as per federal guidelines) and graduate students must present a statement of purpose. Continuing students who apply must present with a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. The School of Education and Allied Human Services Student Affairs Committee will call for nominations during the fall semester for the scholarship to be granted for the spring semester. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Education and Allied Human Services in consultation with the School of Education and Allied Human Services Student Affairs Committee.

Bernard and Louise O’Rourke Endowed Scholarship  

Awarded to a deserving graduate student(s) in the master’s program in reading on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need.

PEIR Endowed Scholarship  

Awarded to an outstanding student pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Gerontology or a Master’s of Science in Gerontology based on scholarship and service on behalf of senior citizens. The Financial Aid Office will award this scholarship upon the recommendation of the Coordinator of the Gerontology Programs.

Phi Beta Kappa Endowed Graduate Scholarship  

Awarded to graduating seniors inducted into Phi Beta Kappa pursuing graduate work in the liberal arts and sciences either at Hofstra or elsewhere. This scholarship will be awarded by the Hofstra Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Dorothy and Sidney J. Rauch Endowed Scholarship  

Granted to a qualified graduate student or students selected on the basis of demonstrated economic need as well as scholastic achievement. Recommendation by the Literacy Department to the Office of Financial Aid.

H. Alan Robinson Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award  

Award of up to $1000 to honor the highest quality of scholarly research and excellence of presentation in dissertations submitted by doctoral candidates at Hofstra University. An appointed faculty committee will make the selection.

School of Education and Allied Human Services Alumni Association Annual Scholarship  

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student matriculated into the School of Education and Allied Human Services based on the following criteria – minimum of 12 credits earned towards graduate degree (in residence), minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average (based on graduate-level courses taken at Hofstra University), Community Service, activities/awards/achievements, and essay (typed, double spaced, approximately 100 words): Discuss your professional goals in your chosen field in the School of Education and Allied Human Services. The Office of Financial Aid will award this scholarship upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Education and Allied Human Services, in consultation with the School of Education and Allied Human Services Alumni Association.

Sinclair Charitable Trust Endowed Scholarship  

Awarded to a financially disadvantaged student in the M.B.A. degree program. Recommendation by the Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business to the Office of Financial Aid.

C.V. Starr Endowed MBA Scholarship  

Awarded to a full-time M.B.A students based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need. Recommendation by the Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business to the Office of Financial Aid.

C.V. Starr Endowed Scholarship   Awarded to a deserving graduate M.B.A. student(s) in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, selected on the basis of academic achievement and/or demonstrated economic need. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
The Donald J. Sutherland University Lecture in the Liberal Arts  

Established in 1998 to bring to Hofstra University an outstanding speaker(s) in the area of the liberal arts.

Rhoda Tartak Endowed Memorial Scholarship  

Awarded to any student enrolled in a Psychology doctoral program, based upon academic excellence and financial need. Recommendation by the Scholarship Committee of the Psychology Department to the Office of Financial Aid.

Robert J. Vane Endowed Memorial Scholarship  

Awarded to assist students in the doctoral program in Clinical and School Psychology. Recommendation by the faculty of the program.

Julia Vane Memorial Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship in Graduate Psychology  

Awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement, regardless of financial need.

John Dewey Van Buren Endowed Scholarship  

Awarded to a qualified graduate student majoring in Counseling. Selected on the basis of demonstrated economic need as well as scholastic achievement or potential. Recommendation by the Program Director with other faculty based on faculty recommendations to the Office of Financial Aid.

Harold E. Yuker Endowed Distinguished Academic Scholarship in Graduate Psychology  

Awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement, regardless of financial need.

Harold E. Yuker Endowed Research Award  

Tuition remission of $500 will be granted to a Ph.D. student in clinical or school psychology for meritorious publications in professional psychology or presentations at national or international conferences. Recommendation by the Director of the Ph.D. program in conjunction with the Chairperson of the Psychology Department.

Frank G. Zarb International Business Scholarship   Awarded to an advanced University of Malta undergraduate student who would complete his/her B.B.A. and then (if he or she meets the admissions standards) M.B.A. at Hofstra or a University of Malta graduate student (who would complete his/her M.B.A. at Hofstra). The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and must demonstrate the desire and ability to pursue an education in the United States. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
Zarb Endowed Scholarship in Reading  

Awarded to a qualified graduate Reading student with a “B” average or better who is willing to contribute time and talent to students who need help with reading and who cannot afford to hire a professional for this purpose. Recommendation will be based upon the Chairperson of the Literacy Studies Department.

Additional Sources of Aid

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Office of Vocational Rehabilitation or the Commision for the Blind and Visually Impaired

This Office provides funds for educational purposes to people who have physical or mental disabilities or visual impairments which are handicaps to employment. Contact your local Office, whose telephone number can be located in your telephone directory under State Agencies.

Veterans GI Bill Benefits

Funds for educational purposes are available to veterans of the Armed Forces. Contact the Veteran’s Representative at Hofstra (516) 463-6838 for individual information.

Private Agencies

Private agencies such as religious organizations, unions, foundations and social, civic and cultural groups may make awards to students. Check any organization in which you participate. Check Web site: www.Fastweb.com.

Student Employment

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Office of Student Employment

The Office of Student Employment provides on-campus employment programs for graduate students while enrolled at the University. The office is located in the Human Resources Center on north campus and provides services on a walk-in basis.

Job opportunities can be accessed at
www.hofstra.edu/StudentServ/StudentEmp/Stemp_Current_jobs.cfm
on the Hofstra University Web site. Bulletin boards listing available jobs are located on the balcony of the Student Center. All open student positions are also kept on file in the Office of Student Employment.

Graduate student positions include graduate assistant, resident director and tutors. For those students applying for financial assistance, eligibility for the Federal Work Study program may also be available. For all on-campus graduate student positions, applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree and be enrolled in graduate level classes at Hofstra University.

Graduate Assistantships

The graduate assistantship is a part-time position in an on-campus administrative office or student services area that has a compensation package that includes tuition waiver. Some jobs also include a stipend or hourly wage. For all graduate assistantship positions, applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree and be accepted as a fully matriculated student in a master’s, law or doctoral level program at Hofstra University.