Financing Graduate School

Considering how you will finance your graduate studies is an important step in applying to graduate or professional school. This process can includes applying for fellowships as well as applying for financial support in terms of scholarships and loans. The links below provide details about specific opportunities.

General Funding Information

Access Group
The Access Group is a nonprofit organization that aims to make affordable financing more readily available for law students. This site provides detailed information about different student loans, as well as the loan repayment process.

Fast Web
Searchable database of local, national, and college specific scholarships.

Financial Aid Information on the Web
Find information on scholarships, loans, and other ways of financing school.

Free Federal Financial Aid Form
Link to the U.S. Department of Education's free application for federal student aid.

Immigrant Rising
Scholarships and fellowship that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency.

McNair Scholars
Organized by discipline, these sources of funding listed are not necessarily specific to a particular institution of higher learning.
Find detailed information about federal student aid and the FAFSA application process.
Provides support in matching students with awards.


Fellowships are a great way to fund your graduate studies. The Academic Center for Excellence now offers advising and application support for scholarships and fellowships. View the the list of prestigious fellowships that can help fund your experiences.


Assistantships are a common source of funding for graduate studies. Assistantships are financial support given to a graduate student who engages in teaching, research, or administrative work for the university. Compensation can include a stipend, tuition credit and student health insurance. Check with each university to determine what type of assistantships are available.



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