Graduate Certificate in Healthcare ManagementFinancial Aid

Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare are not eligible to receive federal financial aid. Students have the option of applying for a Private/Alternative Loan to help cover 100% of the cost of the program.

Private student loans are non-federal educational loans available from a variety of national lending institutions. Eligibility for these loans is based upon a student’s credit history, income and other requirements set by the lender. Students should request a copy of their credit report and check it for any errors prior to submitting an application for a private loan. An application can be requested directly from the private lender of your choice.

Florida International University has certified private loans from a list of lender in the past five years which are currently offering private student loans. This list is not exclusive or exhaustive of all existing lenders. The Office of Financial Aid will honor request to certify private education loans that do not appear on the list.

Private Student Loan Lender Chart

Private Loan Certification Process and Disbursement

The U.S. Department of Education requires that borrowers complete an Applicant Self-Certification form when requesting any private educational loans. Do not submit your self-certification form to the financial aid office, as FIU cannot complete the form for you. Once you have completed the form you will need to submit it to your lender.

Download and Complete: Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification

The following sections of the form must be completed from your financial aid information available by logging-in to your account on my.fiu.edu under View Financial Aid link.

  1. Log-in to your account at MyFIU.
  2. To view the step by step screen shot.
    • Click on "View Financial Aid" in the center of the screen
    • Select the correct Aid Year ex. 2017 in the left hand side of the screen
    • The loan Period is composed of the academic year, the first day of class in the fall term and the last day of classes in the spring term (August to April). The summer term has a separate loan period and its composed of the start and end date of the summer term (May-August).
    • Sign the form and Send it to your lender. Always check with your lender for the possibility of signing your application electronically (E-sign) the Private Education Loan Self-Certification Form on your lender’s web site.
  3. Make sure that you submit all required documents to your lender for loan approval and remember to send us an email at cobfa@fiu.edu letting us know you have a private loan approval pending.
  4. FIU will certify the private loan in our system and you it will be posted to your account and funds will be released to you once we have receive the loan funds from your lender.  Please contact your lender to get your specific loan disbursement date.

If you would like to contact the Chapman Financial Aid Office you may do so by sending an email at cobfa@fiu.edu or by calling 305-348-0148.


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