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Funding

Invest with confidence. Graduate education is an investment in your future. At Illinois, we understand this and prepare our students for the highest level of success.

EXPLORE SEVERAL FUNDING OPTIONS

At Illinois, many graduate students fund their education through a combination of sources including grants, fellowships, scholarships, assistantships, tuition waivers and loans. Your expenses will depend on where you’re from, what you’re studying and your lifestyle. Use our cost calculators to get an estimate of how much you’ll pay each year.

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FINANCIAL AID

In order to receive financial aid, you need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available to everyone regardless of financial need.

Apply using our school code of 001775 at: fafsa.ed.gov

EXTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS

Search the most extensive and current database of graduate-level funding opportunities in the country. Our Fellowship Finder database has 1,200+ funding opportunities.

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ASSISTANTSHIPS/EMPLOYMENT

Many graduate programs offer teaching, research, preprofessional or administrative assistantships to help defray the cost of a graduate degree.

INTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS

The Graduate College awards more than 3 million dollars annually in competitive fellowships, including travel and dissertation completion funding. We offer funding opportunities at all stages of your graduate career.

Contact the Director of Graduate Study in your program to ask about funding opportunities.