Funding Your Education

Funding

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Investing in your personal and professional future

Graduate study is a major investment in your personal and professional future, which we believe rewards the time and resources that it requires. We aid graduate and professional students through a wealth of funding opportunities, and a team of supportive staff who can help you navigate the process.

Although the specifics vary from program to program, the University helps graduate and professional school students pay for their educations in numerous ways—through direct funding and through facilitating eligible student participation in federal loan programs. The vast majority of doctoral students receive a full, five-year package, including tuition and a stipend. Master’s programs differ more widely, with many offering some merit aid awards, and a few offering need based aid. You should review the specific details of the programs you are considering to determine what types of aid they offer. In addition, because of the prestige attached to holding a competitive award and because the University cannot offer funding to every candidate, students are always encouraged to explore outside funding in their field.

Information specific to master's and doctoral programs can be found using the links to the left. In addition, the University offers a wide array of opportunities for paid employment, educational benefits for veterans, teaching or research assistantships, fellowships or grants, and other financial aid.