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Students in the M.A. in Political Science program begin their enrollment in the fall term and graduate in the following summer. Using the 2021-2022 school year as an example, they will be enrolled in fall 2021, spring 2022, and summer 2022 terms. JMU’s Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships processes federal student loans and private/alternative educational loans to students in this program.

For information regarding aid, see this Financial Aid Information Sheet as an example of how these aid applications were handled for the current 2021-2022 aid cycle. You can also calculate your expected aid using the Graduate Financial Aid Award Calculator.

**Priority FAFSA Filing Date: March 1st (Must be able to confirm receipt by the federal government by the above date).

Additional information can be found by contacting JMU's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships directly.

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Contact Information:
JMU Office of Financial Aid
MSC 3519
738 South Mason Street
Student Success Center, 5th Floor
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Tel. 540-568-7820
Fax. 540-568-7994

FAFSA School Code: 003721

Graduate Assistantships & Other Graduate Employment

To assist students with the cost of the EUPS program, two Program Assistantships are available. Interested students who apply for admission by the February 15, 2022 deadline are eligible to apply for program assistantships at the same time as they apply to the program. In addition, for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year, we anticipate being able to offer two graduate assistantships and seven smaller positions during the fall 2022 semester. All students who apply for admission by the February 15 deadline will receive information about how to apply for these grant-funded opportunities by February 18, 2022.

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