Funding for graduate school
Financial assistance for graduate school may be available in the form of grants, loans, fellowships, scholarships, teaching stipends, and employer subsidies, etc.
Take the time to explore all options- you may be able to use multiple sources of funding simultaneously!
Please review this broader overview to funding HERE
Here are a few resources to help you get started on your search for fellowships!
You should also search for fellowships from the graduate school(s) you are applying to.
USC Academic Honors and Fellowships Office: External Fellowship DatabasesAn amazing and comprehensive list of external fellowships and awards compiled by the USC Academic Honors and Fellowships office. Bookmark this page now!
Many schools offer their own form of financial aid through their individual school financial aid programs.
Note: For graduate school, parents’ financial information and potential contributions are not included in the FAFSA application process.
Federal Financial Aid for Graduate StudentsFederal Student Aid is the largest provider of financial aid for college in the U.S.
State-based Financial AidEligibility is USUALLY restricted to state residents attending a college in-state.
State and Regional College Tuition DiscountsSome states have programs that allow state residents to attend a university in another state but still pay in-state tuition! Take a look to see if your state has a program of interest on this site.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
Working in public service, such as government service (federal, U.S. Military, state, local, or tribal) or certain non-profit organizations MAY qualify you for PSLF.