Financing Graduate School

Not sure you can afford graduate school? That may not be true!

To learn about graduate assistantships and graduate fellowships, which are like "work study" for graduate students but also include tuition, read the Financial Aid section of the graduate program websites you are considering, schedule an appointment with your advisor, or read Fellowships/Scholarships for Graduate Study and talk it over with the Career Development staff.  While not all disciplines and universities offer assistance, many do.  Assistantships are generally awarded to candidates with the best GPAs and the best test scores.

If your program does not offer assistantship help, you may want to consider borrowing the money you need in order to achieve your career goals.  Additional income from enhanced career opportunities and more responsible jobs may permit you to pay back the loans.  Consider the pros and cons in Financial Aid with your advisor or the Career Development staff.

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For information on scholarships and grants, see the links below and explore the resources in the Career Center library.