Financing Your Education - Graduate Students
How to pay for graduate school is a concern for most prospective
graduate students. There are, however, many resources available at
the University of Colorado that can assist you in finding ways to
meet these expenses. We hope the information below will help alleviate
some of the stress regarding financing your graduate degree.
Cost of Attendance
Tuition Costs, Per Semester
Visit the Bursar's
Office and use the "Bill Estimator" to estimate the total
cost of your tuition, fees and housing costs.
Fellowships/TA and RA Positions/Graduate Student
Many different types of financial aid are available
to graduate students including fellowships, teaching and research
assistantships, graduate student grants and many others. The Graduate School organizes a workshop every fall to help students prepare National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship proposals. In addition, the College of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a list of externally funded graduate student fellowships to assist students in funding their education.
information on any of these types of aid click here.
Also, there are a variety of
opportunities that are available through the Graduate
School and/or your department. Be sure to check with both of
these resources to determine if you qualify to apply for any such
Federal Financial Aid
There are also many resources available to graduate students
through the Office of Financial
Aid. Their website provides information regarding loans, work-study,
and Colorado Graduate Grants. Students applying for financial aid
should submit the graduate version of the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible
after January 1.
CU-Boulder Scholarship Guide for Graduate Students
The Office of Financial Aid offers a comprehensive guide of available general
scholarships, college/school/department scholarships, and donor information.
The best way to apply is through the Office
of Financial Aid's online scholarship application.
The Student Employment Office posts an average of 600 part-time, on-campus
and off-campus jobs for students who were awarded work study as well as
for those who were not. The bulletin boards are located outside UMC 165,
and the jobs are also posted on the available
The university encourages graduate students to apply for international
research and study fellowships. The Office
of International Education has information and advice on how to
apply for different fellowships including Fulbright Grants, CU-sponsored
graduate fellowships abroad in Germany, and many other programs.
National Funding Sites
In addition to financial assistance offered by the university,
there are many public and private sources of funding for graduate
education. Here is a list of some of those sources available online. National
funding sites list.
Two other sites that you may find useful are www.finaid.org and www.cos.com.
They offer graduate students additional information about grants,
a free scholarship search, and other funding opportunities.