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We are committed to helping you find funding to cover tuition and expenses. As part of your admission to the school, we try to match you with numerous scholarships—your application for these funds is automatic, no action is required of you. If you're selected for any of these, based on merit and financial need, we'll let you know in August.

If you have questions about what financial resources are available to you to help pay for your education, contact Interim Educational Studies Doctoral Program and Funding Manager; Student Affairs Program Manager Eileen F. Brussolo.

Our admissions committee and scholarship awarding team work collectively to identify nominees for scholarships administered by the School of Education. Please also see below for information on additional financial resources that might be available to you.


Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships has funding opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level. Funding is not limited to LS&A. Learn more about scholarships, fellowships, summer opportunities, and other resources for which you may be eligible.

Private Scholarships Many private scholarships for college students are offered each year by a variety of organizations. 

The Center for the Education of Women may have funding for you if you've been out of school for eight months or longer.

The university's Office of Financial Aid lists numerous scholarships that have a range of eligibility criteria. You will be automatically considered for most of the awards.

Travel Grants

Application for Travel Funds for 2017-2018 Clinical Placements was recently published by the university's Office of Financial Aid. Complete this form so that mileage to your student teaching assignment and clinical placement can be calculated. Subsequently, the Office of Financial Aid will review your budget adjustment request. If your budget adjustment request is approved, your loans will not be increased automatically, you must request additional loan borrowing in writing.

Beatrice Rottenberg Global Studies The Beatrice Rottenberg Global Studies Fund supports educational and learning experiences abroad for undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Education.  

Professor & Mrs. Cho-Yee To Fund The Professor & Mrs. Cho-Yee To Fund supports School of Education graduate and undergraduate majors in education to develop their global experience and perspectives through study in Hong Kong or China.

Emergency Funding

The Center for the Education of Women offers Critical Difference Grants for students in emergency situations. To receive Critical Difference Grants students must set up an appointment with a counselor in the Center for the Education of Women (CEW). 

The university's Office of Financial Aid makes funds available to students with extenuating circumstances.

The School of Education may have resources for students in emergency situations.

Financial Aid

A Child Care Subsidy may be available to you if you're a parent with child care expenses.

The university's Office of Financial Aid has information about various loan programs for which you may be able to apply.  

A Teach Grant comes from a federal program in which students receive grants if, following graduation, they commit to teaching in a high-need subject in a school serving low-income students.

Student employment including Federal Work-Study and non-work study opportunities are listed on the Student Employment website.