Funding Resources for Students
Many students receive funding for graduate studies in the form of teaching or research assistantships, scholarships, external fellowships, fellowships tied to a specific institution, or loans. We encourage you to explore different options to afford your graduate education.
The Dean of Students office provides emergency assistance to students in cases of financial need due to sudden, unforeseen circumstances that may develop in students' lives. If you are in need of immediate support and have no other remedy, please consider applying for a grant through the Dean of Students Office.
Sponsored by departments, other institutions, federal agencies, and private business. Graduate students are encouraged to pursue external fellowship and scholarship opportunities provided by federal agencies and a variety of non-profit organizations.
OSFA can assist you with calculating cost of education expenses and completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Graduate students are encouraged to complete the federal application for financial aid, even if they may not take advantage of the full loan package they may be awarded.
Human Resources posts available student wage positions as they become available in different areas of the university. Dining Services, Student Engagement and Campus Life and other departments often have several student wage positions available.
University procedure 20330 provides a mechanism to make travel advances (loans) available under special circumstances to employees, including graduate assistants, traveling on University business. The procedure outlines qualifying circumstances, and the requirements for obtaining and repaying such advances.