Admissions and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Pursuing a graduate degree is about more than just enhancing your understanding of the world – it’s an investment in your future. We’re committed to helping you finance your graduate education as wisely as possible to ensure your investment goes as far as possible. We offer guidance as you explore the available options, from scholarships and student loans to on-campus jobs and external funding.


All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, and recipients will be notified along with their admission decision. We also offer a number of program-specific fellowships and scholarships as well as scholarships for applicants with a background in national service organizations such as the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and City Year.

We encourage international applicants to explore external funding sources, beginning with our list of resources. Domestic applicants can begin their search of external funding opportunities here.


Because many students will not be able to fund their graduate education through scholarships alone, we encourage you to consult the Federal Student Aid web site to explore all loan options and payment plans.