Funding your continuing education can be very daunting and often is a reason that deters prospective students from pursuing an advanced degree. This should not be the primary factor in your decision, as there are many different ways that monies can be obtained to help you achieve your academic goals.
Financial support for graduate students is offered through a variety of sources:
- University Fellowships
- Fellowships and other awards through Federal, State, and Private Grants
- Veteran’s Benefits
- Student Loans
- Educational Tax Credits
- Financial Aid Options for Women and Minority Students
Other sources include hourly paid campus jobs. All available positions are posted through SpartanCareers.
GradSense.org, a new website developed by CGS staff as part of the Enhancing Student Financial Education initiative, is in collaboration with TIAA-CREF. GradSense is a unique online resource that provides graduate and undergraduate students with interactive tools and information relevant to financial issues in higher education. Topics covered include the value of pursuing an advanced degree, loan repayment, and navigating the transition from student to career professional.
You may also wish to explore SALT™ Money knowledge for college-and beyond, which helps college students and alums live well today while planning for tomorrow. (And it’s free!)
…or CashCourse®, a free, online noncommercial financial literacy resource for colleges and universities, created by the nonprofit National Endowment for Financial Education.