Financial Support

Masters and doctoral students have access to a range of financial assistance from the School of Education, Indiana University, and outside sources such as the federal government and private institutions and lenders. These funding opportunities include fellowships and awards, student academic appointments (assistantships), and loans.

The School of Education offers a variety of student academic appointments (assistantships) to our graduate students, as well as a limited number of highly competitive recruitment fellowships. All students that apply to a School of Education PhD program by the priority deadline, and are admitted to the program are automatically considered for these recruitment fellowships. In addition, the School of Education partners with the University Graduate School (UGS) at Indiana University Bloomington to offer a number of recruitment fellowships specifically to underrepresented students. Students are nominated by their academic department chair for consideration. Your academic department can inform you about fellowship and student academic appointment (assistantship) opportunities.

Admitted, currently enrolled graduate students in the School of Education may be eligible for internal and external fellowships and awards. Graduate students at Indiana University find support through internal fellowships and awards available at the University Graduate School (UGS). In many cases, you will need to apply within and be nominated by your School of Education academic department to be considered for these fellowships and awards. External fellowships and awards are also available to Indiana University graduate students. These fellowships and awards can come from organizations and corporations unaffiliated with the university. Additionally, each academic department in the School of Education offers a variety of internal fellowships and awards. Decisions regarding most fellowships and awards are made by individual academic departments. Your academic department can inform you about internal, academic department specific fellowships and awards.

Student loans can be considered to be an investment in your future. As a domestic graduate student you have the potential to receive federal loans. Student Central on Union provides the resources you need to make an informed decision on student loans.

As an international student, you are not eligible for student loans through the U.S. federal government. However, you still have options for borrowing money for funding graduate school.

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