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Graduate School

Financial Aid

The cost of graduate school, on top of the cost of an undergraduate education, may appear daunting to many students. Tuition for public graduate institutions generally run from $8,000-$12,000 per year, while the costs of private institutions are usually between $15,000 and $20,000 annually. But don't despair because there are numerous resources which provide financial support for students in need. In addition, many large universities offer students the chance to work their way through the graduate program by participating in assistantships or fellowships. Although the costs and opportunities at different schools vary, and some aid packages may include loans, there is a way for every student to afford graduate school if they have the desire to go.

  • Graduate Fellowships Index to numerous fellowship opportunities both foreign and domestic (from Cornell University)
  • Fast Web A database of more than 180,000 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and loans representing billions of dollars in private sector funding for college students living in the United States.
  • FinAid A comprehensive guide for students to the various financial needs and methods of meeting them.
  • National Center for Environmental Research Grants and Fellowships available to students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies or a related field
  • Access Group A nonprofit organization providing information about federal and private student loans for college and graduate school
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online