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Financial Aid for Graduate School and Professional Studies

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Financial aid for graduate school and professional studies is available to students from a variety of sources and for every type of field. The following resources can help equip with the financial aid necessary to continue their education.

If you're looking for information about fellowships, check the Scholarships and Fellowships section. You should also visit the Admissions Testing page for information about the graduate admissions tests, the Graduate Student Educational Resources page for information about applying to graduate school, and the Private Loans page for information about alternative loans.

Financial Aid for Graduate School

CRAW Graduate School Information Kit
This site is intended to encourage more women to pursue advanced degrees in computer science and engineering. It includes a list of sources of graduate financial aid available to women in computer science and engineering.

Financial Aid for Business School

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Besides the below organizations, a major source of financial aid for MBA students is Employer Tuition Assistance.

Loan Programs

Several lenders offer student loans customized for the needs of MBA students in addition to Federal Stafford and PLUS loans:

Admissions Guides

MBA Explorer
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) provides information about business school admissions and testing, as well as financing your MBA. The site's MBA Program Database includes a brief profile of more than 400 graduate business schools

Award Programs

Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
The Consortium is a group of 18 premier universities offering full-tuition MBA fellowships to African American, Hispanic American and Native American US citizens for graduate study leading to a Master's degree in Business. More than 200 fellowships are awarded annually.

Financial Aid for Law School

For information about the LSATs and financial aid for law school, visit the Admissions Testing page.

Loan Programs

Law students are eligible to apply for Federal Stafford Loans. In addition, the following organizations offer private loans for law students.

Access Group
The Access Group, a nonprofit organization founded by the law school community, is the largest provider of private loans to the law school community. In addition to Federal Stafford, Federal PLUS, and Federal Consolidation Loans, Access Group offers the Law Access Loan and the Bar Examination Loan.

Sallie Mae
Sallie Mae, the nation's largest secondary market (a company which buys student loans from lenders), holds approximately one third of all educational loans. Sallie Mae is affiliated with several lenders who offer private loan programs.

Admissions Guides

Law School Admission Council Online

Awards

Food and Drug Law Institute Scholarships
The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study of public health laws concerning food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and biological and veterinary products. The institute sponsors several writing scholarship competitions.

Financial Aid for Medical School

For information about the MCATs and financial aid for medical school, visit the Admissions Testing page. A separate page provides information about loan forgiveness programs.

Loan Programs

Several lenders offer student loans customized for the needs of medical students, in addition to Federal Stafford and PLUS loans.

Access Group offers the Medical Access Loan and Medical Residency Loans, Dental Access Loans and Dental Residency/Dental Board Examination Loans, and Health Access Loans.

AAMC MEDLOANS

Graduate Leverage offers federal and private loan programs, including residency/internship and relocation programs, to support medical students both in-school and after graduation.

Sallie Mae offers Residency and Relocation Loans for students pursuing their career in the medicinal field. They also offer the same opportunities for dental students.

Admissions Guides

The Pre-Med Advisor

Scholarships

Few scholarships are available for medical students, other than those offered by the schools themselves. For more information on the aid that is available, check the free databases listed in the Scholarships and Fellowships section. Below are links to two other notable scholarship and loan repayment programs that may help you:

National Health Service Corps

National Institutes of Health

Medical Student Associations

American Medical Student Association
This national organization publishes a monthly newsletter and a magazine, runs workshops, conferences and residency fairs, and offers various membership benefits.

AMA Medical Student Section
A section of the American Medical Association's site is devoted to medical students.

American Osteopathic Association (Site for Medical Professionals)

Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)

 

 
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