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:

Other sources include hourly paid campus jobs. All available positions are posted through SpartanCareers.

Use the Financial Aid link on the left to explore and research these and other sources of funding for your graduate education. Also see this page for available scholarships., 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 iGrad: Financial Literacy and Career Resources.