School of Business & Leadership Needs Grant Application

As a means of assisting qualified students who are experiencing extreme hardship or who have exhausted all other funding sources, including student loans, the School of Business & Leadership (SBL) offers a limited number of Needs Grants, which are awarded at the discretion of the Financial Aid Committee. Students who wish to be considered for need-based assistance must:

Note: Non-U.S. citizens may be required to submit additional financial information to be eligible for consideration.

The Financial Aid Committee's decision may be influenced by other scholarships and the student's employment status. If awarded, students must reapply for this grant each academic year, if continued financial assistance is needed. Students who fall into probationary academic status will forfeit any SBL financial aid awards they may be receiving. Once out of probationary status, these students are welcome to reapply for SBL financial aid awards.


Part A

This application should only be completed after an applicant has been accepted to the School of Business & Leadership. If you complete the application prior to your acceptance decision, you will be required to resubmit the financial aid application once you have been accepted for admission to an SBL degree-seeking program.

This form is for master's—and doctoral—level students only. If you are an undergraduate student, please go to the College of Arts & Sciences website for undergraduate scholarship opportunities.

Full Legal Name
Student ID Number (example: B00123456)
Daytime Phone
State of Residency
Are you a U.S. Citizen / Permanent Resident
Other Citizenship
Federal Tax Filing Status
Number of Dependents
Have you completed the FAFSA? Yes
*Submission of the FAFSA is required in order to be considered for SBL need-based grants. Non-U.S. citizens may be required to submit additional financial information to be eligible for consideration.
Select Your Program
Joint Degree Applicants School of Communication & the Arts
School of Divinity
School of Education
School of Business & Leadership
School of Government
School of Law
Resources for Meeting Expenses Savings
GI Bill® / Military Benefits
Personal / Family Resources
TIP (Tuition Installment Plan)
RU or SBL Scholarships / Grants
Personal / Family Resources
Employer Reimbursement


Part B

Financial Condition Worksheet

Complete all personal financial information below. This information is confidential. The Financial Aid Committee will use this data, along with the FAFSA, to determine financial need. Complete the following based on your current budget and financial situation. The Financial Aid Committee is aware that this information may change dramatically when you enroll in a graduate program. As you gather this information, it should serve as an excellent guide while you prepare your modest budget for your time in graduate school. You may find our sample student budget, provided by current students, helpful as you plan for your time as a student.

How many hours per week do you work?
Rate of Pay


Annual Household Income
Annual Income from Trust Funds, Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate, etc.
Annual Support from Parents, Relatives, Friends, Church
Infusion of Liquidated Assets (from savings, IRA, etc.)
Subtotal Annual Income and Resources
Total Annual Income and Resources


  Monthly Annually
Food and Personal
Car Payment(s) (loan/lease payment)
Car(s) - Year, Make & Model  
Childcare Expenses
Medical Expenses
Debt Repayment
Non-Deferred Student Loan(s) Repayment
Total -- Annual Living Costs


Adjusted Gross Income
(as reported on your most recent tax return)

Equity in Real Estate
Retirement Accounts
Other Assets
Please Specify Type

Required Narrative:
Please explain the circumstances that have brought you to applying for need-based funding and include the steps you are implementing now for meeting your financial needs in future enrollment terms.

I certify the above information to be a true accounting of my financial resources and anticipated income to the best of my knowledge.
Applicant's Electronic Signature
Spouse's Electronic Signature


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