About Grad Degree Gauge

Iowa Student Loan® provides this interactive resource to help students make informed decisions about their borrowing limits and their ability to successfully repay new student loan debt taken to achieve a graduate degree.

Grad Degree Gauge

Gauge appropriate borrowing levels, potential income and job availability to determine if a graduate degree will help you achieve your personal and career goals.

The ability to pay for a graduate degree without experiencing financial hardship depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • Your current and potential annual salary.
  • Previous and future borrowing to pay for your education.
  • Opportunities in a career associated with your intended graduate degree.
Watch the video about important considerations when pursuing a graduate degree, and then enter your information on the following screen.