Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in several forms (i.e., scholarships and loans). Financial aid awards are made by the Scholarship Committee, which consists of the Garden’s Vice President for Finance, Vice President for Continuing and Public Education, and Director of the School of Professional Horticulture.

Tuition scholarship applications are distributed biannually in mid-May and in mid-November to currently enrolled students. Notification will be by mid-June and mid-December, respectively.

Scholarship award amounts are variable and are based on:
  • Financial need
  • Good academic standing
  • Overall performance and professionalism

Title IV

The School of Professional Horticulture is eligible and certified by the U.S. Department of Education to administer Title IV funds (Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Direct Student Loan Program) to qualified students. Students may apply online at

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Veterans Administration Educational Benefits

Veterans who were in the United States armed forces may be eligible for benefits. An educational allowance may also be available to spouses and children of veterans, under Title 38, Chapter 35. Contact the Director for further information.