Financing Graduate School

Trying to figure out how to finance your graduate education?

Financial assistance for graduate studies may come in a number of forms, including assistantships, fellowships, grants, scholarships, loans, etc.

To identify available resources, check first with the programs and universities to which you are applying.  Pay close attention to application deadlines. If you are seeking financial assistance, the graduate school application deadline may be earlier than the general application deadline.

Below are some resources that may help you locate funding:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is required to apply for federal student aid programs, including direct loans, federal work study programs, and federal Pell grants.

Council of Graduate Schools

Find fellowships and financial aid resources for students of graduate and professional schools.


A free scholarship search engine that locates scholarships and financial aid just for you based on your strengths, interests and skills.

LSU Graduate School

Financial Assistance information about assistantships, fellowships, and scholarship awards from the LSU Graduate School.