Graduate School

Graduate School


Thinking about moving on to graduate school in the future? That’s great! It is important to start planning as soon as you know that graduate school is going to be in your future. Why? Because when you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as a graduate student, you will no longer be eligible for federal grant funding. As a graduate student, you will only be offered student loans and potentially some work-study. Here is how you can make graduate school affordable:

  • Start researching scholarships available at your institutions of interest. Also look for scholarships offered for your specific degree program
  • Search for fellowships, assistantships, or graduate teaching positions. Many of these positions offer tuition remissions or discounts, stipends, and professional experience!


Helpful Resources:

A great online platform designed for graduate students. This website will offer helpful tools and resources for current students and recent graduates that are trying to navigate their finances.

ProFellow – Find Professional and Academic Fellowships
The go-to source for professional and academic fellowships. Searchable fellowships database & application tips. By Fellows, for aspiring Fellows.

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Thinking about Graduate School? Things to consider:

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