SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

MFA Preferred Admissions scholarship  Accepted applicants who complete the MFA application by January 23rd are eligible for an $8,000.00 tuition scholarship over two years.

Earth Awareness prize  The $4,000.00 “Transart Earth Awareness Prize” is awarded for Transart MFA work that raise environmental awareness and is exemplary in dealing with the many challenges we face in advancing stewardship for the earth. Application must be complete by April 15.

Social Change prize  The $4,000.00 “Transart Social Change Prize” is awarded for Transart MFA work championing social change through direct involvement with communities or through raising awareness on a specific issue. Application must be complete by April 15.

Peace and Mediation prize  The $4,000.00 “Transart Peace and Mediation Prize” is awarded for Transart MFA work dealing with the role of art in peace and mediation. Application must be complete by April 15.

Merit prize  The $4,000.00 “Transart Merit Prize” is given for Transart MFA work to an applicant whose practice and proposed projects are of the highest level of artistic achievement. Award is not limited to any media, theme or specific field. Application must be complete by April 15.

Note: Only one scholarship will be awarded per student. Full scholarships, PhD, Certificate and advanced standing scholarships are not available.

MFA PAYMENT PLANS
2 years: 2.9%  1429 USD per month
3 years: 4.9%  996 USD per month
4 years: 6.9%  796 USD per month
Note: Payments do not include reductions for scholarships or awards.

US STUDENT LOANS
Plymouth University is certified by the US Department of Education as a foreign school. Students in masters and doctoral programs are now able to apply for The Smart Option Student Loan®, a private student loan, through Sallie Mae International. Students can choose one or two year loans, but can only apply one time. The funds for both years will be dispersed in one sum. Student pays for both years in advance, refundable if the student does not continue. Interest for the second year will be deducted from the tuition at a rate of 2.9%. Use school code: 023521. Enter May 1 as semester start date on application. Allow 1-2 months to complete the entire process. Plymouth University will certify the loan but all other matters related to the application is strictly between the applicant and Sallie Mae. FAFSA and other Title-IV loans are not an option for this UK accredited program. Students are strongly encouraged to seek out loan and grant funding as soon as possible as seeking financial assistance can often be a lengthy process.

CANADIAN STUDENT LOANS
The Federal and Provincial Governments offer financial aid to Canadians studying at Plymouth University. We are a public institution with code PVBZ (although some provinces/territories may use a different code). Canadian loans are means-tested, meaning you must demonstrate financial need in order to qualify for financial aid.Generally, students interested in applying for a loan must do so through their provincial/territorial student assistance office or website. When you apply for a loan, you are considered for funding by both the Provincial and Federal Government, meaning you only have to apply once for funding for the year. While federal loans are handled through a lender called the National Student Loans Service Centre, provincial loans are handled through the provincial governments and student aid branches. Please visit the Campus Access website for a comprehensive overview of the financial aid application process. Your provincial Student Finance Department and not the University will process most of your loans. However, you may require University signatures or verification of your student status. The University must also confirm that you have been accepted onto a course or are already enrolled with us before any financial aid will be disbursed to you. Here is more information on financial aid and Canadian Federal Student Loans.