The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies participates in the Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs administered through the U.S. Department of Education. All federal loans are offered through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Learn more about the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. From federal loans and private loans to grants and scholarships to veteran's benefits, explore the financial aid opportunities available to our students. Enrollment Federal Student Aid awards are based on the academic award year. The academic award year at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is 30 weeks of instructional time, which equates to two 15-week semesters. To qualify for Federal Student Aid, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 required credits per semester. Full-time enrollment: 9 or more credits per semester Three-quarter-time enrollment: 7 or 8 credits per semester Half-time enrollment: 5 or 6 credits per semester Veteran's Benefits The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies has been approved by the Minnesota State Approving Agency for a number of Veterans Affairs education programs including the Post – 9/11 GI Bill. Whether you are planning to attend Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies or are currently enrolled, we are here to help current military members, veterans, and your family members access these education benefits. To learn more, please contact Kate Gray, Student Success Coordinator, by email at KGray@HazeldenBettyFord.edu or by phone at 1-651-213-4425. The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School is now participating in the Veteran Affair's Yellow Ribbon Program, learn more. Financial Aid Officers Questions? Contact our financial aid office for more information or assistance. Connie Kastens, Assistant Financial Aid Administrator CKastens@HazeldenBettyFord.org 1-651-213-4001 Federal Loans Federal Loans about Federal Student Loans, how to apply and more. Scholarships and Grants Learn more about available scholarships and grants.