Graduate aid comes in many forms, including fellowships, scholarships, assistantships, wages, loans, and work study. Multiple sources of funding are available for graduate students, from government agencies, employers, and foundations to academic departments and schools. Your first stop for funding should be your school of enrollment.
Financial aid is awarded for the academic year unless otherwise specified. Most awards are automatically applied to the payment of tuition, fees, room costs, and meal plans. Any remaining aid is typically refunded to the student.