Graduate education offers a wealth of opportunities, but it's also expensive.  Often you can apply for scholarships, assistantships, research positions, or work study positions once you are admitted.  Check with each individual program to see what options are available.  Below are some sites that can help you with financing your graduate education.

  • a non-profit group centered on the promotion of broad access to higher education.  Lots of resources on paying for school and repaying your loans.
  • a comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools.
  • offers a variety of graduate student loans.
  • International Education Financial Aid: An extensive, well-organized resource for international students wishing to study in a foreign country. Comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information. Search by field of study and/or country of origin.
  • An extensive source of graduate school information that is easy to search by school or subject. Financial aid resources include references to other online resources (e.g., searchable scholarship, fellowship, and internship databases).
  • Social Science Research Council (SSRC): The SSRC fellowship and grant programs that are sponsored either independently by the SSRC or with other organizations. Includes opportunities for those interested in fellowships in the social sciences and humanities (and, in some programs, in natural science). Listings are organized by type of fellowship (e.g., pre-/post-dissertation, post-doctoral, other).