Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department of the campus to which application is being made. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:
Completed Application for Admission Form Application fee (Non-refundable) Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession Current résumé (or career summary) Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended.
All applicants will receive written notification of the Admissions Committees decision. Admissions Committee decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. Accepted applicants are required to remit a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 by the date stipulated on the written notification to reserve a place in the entering class. This deposit will be applied toward the tuition of the students first semester. An applicant, if rejected, can reapply by following the reapplication policy.
Additional Requirements prior to Matriculation
The FSPP program requires students to complete certain undergraduate courses before applying for admission to the program. These courses serve as a foundation to the program and ensure that students are sufficiently familiar with concepts and issues in the field to pursue graduate work.
For students who have completed a BA or BS in undergraduate psychology or an MA or MS in a mental health field, foundation courses will be considered to be met. Other students must have four psychology courses. Two courses must be selected from the following topic areas (one from each list). The remaining two courses may be of the students choosing.
One course must be selected from the following topic area: Introductory or general psychology Personality Abnormal or psychopathology Clinical or counseling psychology
One course must be selected from the following topic area: Statistics Research methods Tests and measurements Psychological assessment
All foundation courses must be completed with a grade of B or better by the time of matriculation in the program.
Financial assistance (financial aid) awarded through Argosy University may consist of a combination of federal grants, scholarships, state aid programs, loans, and/or part-time work-study opportunities for those who qualify. Different forms of financial aid are explained later in this section. Students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Argosy University Institutional Application for Financial Aid to apply for financial assistance. After students are accepted and complete the appropriate paperwork, students will receive an award letter from Argosy University, describing their Financial Aid Package.
Argosy University participates with federal, state, and private agencies to make various financial aid programs available to students. However, the primary responsibility for financing a college education rests upon the student and family. If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds. If the student has any questions regarding the repayment of the loan, he or she should contact the institutions financial aid office or contact the agency that guaranteed the loan.
Types of Financial Assistance
There are several sources from which students may receive financial assistance. These sources may include the following:
Grants are financial awards that do not have to be repaid. They are usually based on need.
Federal Work Study Program
Available to graduate and undergraduate students, eligibility for this program is based on financial need. Students are offered jobs (usually on-campus) which pay at least the federal minimum wage. The number of hours to be worked during a semester is determined by the amount awarded by the program. The average work schedule ranges from 10 to 20 hours per week.
Scholarships are financial awards which do not have to be repaid. Funds are provided by a variety of government, civic and professional organizations as well as the school itself. Awards are made in recognition of outstanding student achievement. Student achievement can be defined in many waysby academic talent, community service involvement, or demonstrated leadership abilities. Scholarship opportunities at Argosy University are designed to assist students in pursuing their educational goals by recognizing their prior achievements in these areas.
A loan is financial aid which must be repaid to the lending institution. Eligibility, interest rates, payment deferment periods (if any), and loan amounts vary by the type of loan the student obtains. Loans are available in several forms, as briefly explained below:
Federal (Title IV) Loans Federal Perkins Loan
This is a fixed interest rate, subsidized loan. It is administered by Argosy University, and eligibility for the loan is based on financial need. Funds in this program are extremely limited.
Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
This is a fixed rate, subsidized loan, administered by lenders. Eligibility for this loan is based on financial need. Argosy University must certify the students eligibility for the amount borrowed.
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
This is a fixed rate loan, administered by lenders, and is not based on need. Argosy University must certify the students eligibility for the amount borrowed. Payments may be deferred while the student is enrolled; however, interest accrues on the loan during that time.
Federal Direct PLUS Loans for Graduate and Professional Degree Students
This loan is for students in Graduate programs who need additional funds and who meet Federal eligibility requirements. The interest rate is fixed, and interest accrues while the student is in school. There are credit requirements for this loan. It is recommended that students borrow the Federal Grad PLUS Loan from the same lender as their Stafford Loans.
Additional Unsubsidized Loan
This loan is available to full-time students in the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program at Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Tampa. The interest rate and repayment terms of this loan are the same as those of the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. There are borrowing limits on all of the loans described above. Criteria such as dependency status and grade level are used in defining these limits. For further information and details on the grants, scholarships and loans previously described, please see the Argosy University brochure entitled Financing Your Argosy University Education
Other Financial Assistance Resources
In addition to the federal and state programs listed here, Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Tampa participates in other programs designed to provide financial assistance to specific groups of students. Some of these programs include: Veterans Administration (VA)
Applying for Financial Assistance
Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for most types of financial aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Argosy University Institutional Financial Aid Application are two documents which help to determine the amount of assistance for which a student is eligible. The FAFSA is used to collect personal and financial information which is used to calculate financial need and determine eligibility for financial aid. This analysis takes into account factors such as income, assets, number of family members in the household, and the number of family members enrolled in college.