Financing your graduate school education requires a big-picture mentality to manage the options available. Begin your research by comparing the financial aid packages you’ll receive at each institution you are considering. You can get this information at each school’s financial aid office.

Other great resources for preparing for the costs of a graduate school education are federal websites that offer helpful information about financial aid. These include:

  • FAFSA
  • Students.gov
  • The U.S. Department of Education’s Student Aid page

Finally, consider the possibility of combining several different types of financial aid to fund your graduate school education. Scholarships and grants can help to ease the financial burden of schooling without requiring any repayment. Pursuing this type of funding can be a smart option to supplement any loans you may need to take out.

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