Graduate School Funding
- Funding, in the form of tuition waiver or stipend, provided to students through part-time academic employment.
- May be research, teaching or administrative.
- Institution-specific processes, which often entails applying to specific professors, departments or offices.
- In some fields, assistantships can cover the entire cost of tuition and provide a living stipen.
- Tuition remission or repayment may be a benefit offered by certain employers.
- Often, there are stipulations about how much aid is available, type of degree pursued and grades required.
- Funding to enable a student to conduct research, often awarded on the basis of academic excellence.
- Many fellowships are school-specific, though there are some highly competitive national fellowships.
- Visit http://fellowships.richmond.edu/ for further information.
Federal assistance and loans
- Applicants may complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- The federal government offers the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
- In programs where earning potential is expected to be high, such as business administration, law and medicine, loans are often the only option offered.
- Often very specific in nature, whether they are school-focused or focused on a certain demographic.
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