Financial Aid

Bryant University is committed to providing the highest quality education at a reasonable cost.

Government-sponsored and private education loans

The Office of Financial Aid can help you review financing options through government-sponsored and private education loan programs. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information, please visit

These loans are not available to international students.

Although the majority of the University’s on-campus employment opportunities are reserved to full-time undergraduates with eligibility for Federal Work-Study funding, such part-time student positions may, on occasion, be available to full-time graduate students. Interested graduate students should contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information.

Employer-sponsored tuition assistance

Many organizations provide support to their eligible employees who are pursuing graduate studies. Bryant University accepts payments directly from a number of employers who have tuition assistance programs. In other cases, students may be eligible for reimbursement of educational expenses.  For details about tuition assistance programs, including eligibility, benefit limits, grade requirements, and other pertinent details, please contact your employer.

Graduate School of Business

Scholarships and assistantships

Most scholarships and assistantships offered by the Graduate School of Business are based on academic merit. All applicants to the Graduate School of Business are automatically considered for these awards after being admitted to one of the University’s graduate business programs.

Graduate assistants typically work five to ten hours a week in a variety of academic and administrative departments across campus doing research, program development, and project coordination in exchange for some level of tuition remission. 

College of Arts and Sciences

On-campus employment

A limited number of employment opportunities are available for fully matriculated graduate students.

Graduate students who are employed by the College of Arts and Sciences provide support to their respective graduate programs in the form of teaching, research, administrative duties or other related activities in return for tuition waivers. Positions are awarded at the sole discretion of the individual programs based on staffing needs, plus the financial need, academic record, and capabilities of the applicant. The amount and duration of employment is determined on an individual basis. Earnings generated from on-campus employment are reported as gross income to the recipient for tax purposes.

Special and conditional students are not eligible.


A limited number of paid placements and/or internships are available to graduate students in Communication and Applied Economics who are not otherwise employed. These vary widely in scope of responsibilities, duration, compensation, and other terms. Information about paid placements is available from individual program directors.

Graduate assistantships

There are a limited number of graduate assistantships available for both domestic and international students. These competitive positions involve conducting academic research and/or preparing class materials. Successful applicants are expected to work with an academic department in exchange for partial tuition abatement.

Full-time (9 credits or more) students are eligible to compete for the assistantships by submitting the graduate assistantship application form included in the application package.

Only accepted applicants who have submitted their intent to enroll or have been accepted by the priority application deadline will be considered for an assistantship.

The total value of the graduate assistantship will be included as gross income to the recipient. Recipients will be required to complete and return an Employee Data Card, W-4 form, and Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form to the Human Resources office before receiving the award. At the end of the year, recipients will receive a W-2 form stating the value of the assistantship for tax purposes.

Physician Assistant Program

A loan forgiveness pool offered by the Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island offers awards of up to $10,000 annually, for a total maximum award of $40,000, to physician assistants who qualify.

for more information

Office of Financial Aid

PHONE: 401-232-6020