Financing Graduate School
Investigate all financial aid possibilities in and outside of the particular school or program. Remember to start early and pay attention to deadlines. Financial aid deadlines are not always the same as application deadlines. Most graduate students finance their education through fellowships, assistantships, scholarships, grants offered directly by the university, foundation, or other organizations. Financial aid can be obtained through the department of study (teaching or research assistantships), through the university, or from outside sources such as federal government loans, professional associations, community organizations or businesses. Some aid is need-based and some merit-based.
WPI Fellowships & Scholarships
Visit the Career Development Center to peruse books and binders that include scholarships, fellowships, and other programs.
- Scholarship Experts, a useful search tool for US and international students
- Community of Science Funding Opportunities, database of grants and awards
- The Financial Aid Information Page, descriptions of sources and links to other financial aid sites
- Digging for Dollars?, sources of support for minority students in graduate school
- Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN), searchable database
- Grantsnet, for biomedical sciences and science education
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Scholarship Resources
- The Scholarship Resource Network, lists mostly portable, private-sector, non-need-based aid
- The Foundation Center, advice and information on resources
- U.S. News Guide to Financial Aid
- The Student Guide, a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the Department of Education
- Financial Aid for International Students