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There are many ways to fund your graduate education at Penn State. Graduate students work primarily with their graduate program, college, or campus to find funding opportunities. Graduate students most commonly find support through assistantships, which are awarded by graduate programs. Other funding options include fellowships, traineeships, scholarships, loans, employment, and student recognition awards. Students should work with their academic program to inquire about funding opportunities.


Direct all questions about funding opportunities to your graduate program coordinator or faculty adviser. If you aren't sure who to contact, search for your program on the Graduate Bulletin to find contact information.