Financing Graduate School
Fellowships are competitive stipends based on academic achievement and do not require work in return.
Assistantships are paid part-time work experiences, which may include a tuition fee waiver. They may require a reduced course load, teaching assignments, research activities or other responsibilities.
Loans are usually low interest. Check with the Financial Aid Office for options.
Grants - Federal grants are awarded by the Federal Government based on financial need. Institutional grants are awarded by the university, usually based on specific criteria (i.e. need, academics, etc). Private grants are sponsored by private organizations and are awarded in specific areas or to specific types of students.
For more information
Talk to the specific institution's financial aid office or call the Federal Student Aid Information Center (1-800-288-0286)