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How to Pay For Grad School...When You Don't Have the Dough!

how to pay for grad school

Graduate school isn't cheap. Particularly if you're applying to one of the many unfunded master's programs. But don't despair! There are a variety of ways to pay for graduate school, from free money to student loans. In some cases, you'll have to make the difficult decision between attend graduate school and taking out debt or not. We've put together a description of funding resources that can help you pay for grad school, along with their pros and cons, and other characteristics.

tuition waiver Tuition Waiver

A tuition waiver is a type of financial award where a university relinquishes its right to charge you tuition. That's right – the tuition simply vanishes!... Read more »

assistantships Assistantships

An assistantship is an arrangement where a school waives your tuition and pays for you to work as a research or teaching assistant... Read more »

fellowships scholarships grants Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants

The world of graduate, fellowships, scholarships, and grants is complex and frustrating. Wrapping your head around this beast is a challenging... Read more »

federal loans Federal Loans

You can borrow from the federal government under three different graduate student loan programs: Direct Stafford, Direct PLUS, and Perkins... Read more »

private loans Private Loans

If you're ineligible for federal loans, or have borrowed the maximum amount, you can turn to banks for private graduate school loans... Read more »

employer support Employer Support

Companies with deep pockets will occasionally fund an employee's education if it directly benefits them. The logic is that an employee armed with... Read more »





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