Graduate School Financial Aid Opportunities: Types and Resources


NOTE: Because colleges use FAFSA® to determine your eligibility for federal, state, and school-sponsored financial aid,
filling out the FAFSA® form is the first step in finding financial aid for graduate school.



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step-by-step guidance to explore
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All Graduate Students


Working Professionals/Part-Time Students

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement, or tuition assistance, is a benefit that many employers offer as part of their employee benefits package. Ask if your company offers tuition reimbursement and find out if you are eligible to participate.

Scholarships & Grants

There are a significant number of graduate-level scholarships and grants, and no shortage of places to look for them. Use the links below as you consider how you want to approach your search:

WPI & Curated External Sources:

WPI Resources:

Other resources for graduate fellowships, scholarships, and grants:

  • Sallie Mae offers free database access (registration required) to 950,000 graduate scholarship opportunities, as well as tips for finding and applying for scholarships and grants to help you fund graduate school.

Full-Time Graduate Students

Fellowships

For the grad students who qualify for these typically merit-based scholarships, fellowships are important to consider when you are pursuing advanced study of an academic field.

WPI Resources:

Other Resources:

Articles:

Sites that may provide useful insights:

Assistantships

There are many types of graduate assistantships with varying titles, such as Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, or simply Graduate Assistant.

Loans

A loan is not the top choice for most, but it is good to know your options, just in case. Both federal and private loans are available for graduate students.

WPI Payment Information

The WPI Bursar's Office is a resource where you will find WPI-specific payment information and options. One of the options you will see is a monthly tuition payment plan (TMS) that helps break up your tuition payments through the course.


U.S. Military Veterans


WPI Alumni


WPI-Specific Resources

FAFSA®

U.S. Military Veterans

WPI welcomes and supports veterans, and we participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program of the Post 9/11 Veterans' Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

Scholarships & Grants

There are a significant number of graduate-level scholarships and grants, and no shortage of places to look for them. Use the links below as you consider how you want to approach your search:

WPI & Curated External Sources:

WPI Resources:

Loans

A loan is not the top choice for most, but it is good to know your options, just in case. Both federal and private loans are available for graduate students.

WPI Payment Information

The WPI Bursar's Office is a resource where you will find WPI-specific payment information and options. One of the options you will see is a monthly tuition payment plan (TMS) that helps break up your tuition payments through the course.

Assistantships

There are many types of graduate assistantships with varying titles, such as Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, or simply Graduate Assistant.

Fellowships

For the grad students who qualify for these typically merit-based scholarships, fellowships are important to consider when you are pursuing advanced study of an academic field.

If you would like information about WPI's online graduate programs, please contact online@wpi.edu.

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