Financing Graduate School
Try these suggestions to help you finance your advanced degree.
- Contact your graduate program office; it will be your best source of
information about funds available.
- Complete the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
A paper copy is available from the Student Financial Management Office or you can complete the
- Apply for teaching and research assistantships.
- Research and apply for foundation/association fellowships and for grants
for special purposes.
- Inquire about programs that waive out-of-state fees.
- Check to see if your employer will pay for all or part of your graduate
education. Local organizations and families may provide scholarships.
- Perkins Loans and college work-study may be available through your
graduate school; Stafford Loans may be available through your bank.
- Consider special living arrangements that may cover housing, utilities,
food, tuition remission, and/or a stipend. These would include working in university residence
halls, private schools, group homes or for private families.
- Check the deferment policies for your undergraduate loans and investigate
employment with loan forgiveness policies.