Financing graduate school start to finish without going broke is not easy. Luckily, there are loans, graduate school grants and scholarships and other options to help you with the cost of graduate school.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I go to Graduate School for Free?
Yes! There are several ways you can go to graduate school for free. Here are the three most popular ways to pay for graduate school completely free.
- Employer paid programs for graduate education
- Research or teaching assistantships
How Much Does Graduate School Cost?
There is not a one size fits all answer to this question. Each college and university varies in what they charge for graduate school. Also, different programs within the same college or university can vary in cost. On average, however, graduate school is more expensive than an undergraduate degree. The bottom line is check on tuition and fees as you consider going to graduate school so you know exactly what it costs.
Can you Get Financial aid for graduate school?
The answer is yes. Financial aid comes in the form of grants and scholarships. Just like when you were applying to college as an undergraduate, FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an important tool to help determine your financial need. Financial aid is less abundant for those pursuing graduate studies, but it is still out there and worth searching for, applying for and asking about.
Paying for Grad School Without More Loans
There are three options you have when paying for graduate school without more loans. Each option is not a guarantee and most on competitive to try to get. However, they are worth understanding when you are considering how you will be financing graduate school.
Three Types of Federal Loans for Paying for Grad School
Almost everyone who considers pursuing graduate studies needs to take out one or more loans to pay for some or all of their grad program. There are three main federal loan programs applicable to graduate school.