What kind of funding is available?

I. Federal and State Financial Aid: grants, loans

  • The first step is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit the FAFSA website for deadlines (varies by State; CA is usually March 1)
  • FAFSA Federal Loan
  • Private Loans

II. Institutional (University and Department) Scholarships, Fellowships, and Support

  • University: check the university graduate division for general grants and fellowships available to all graduate students. You may be able to apply for these at the same time you apply for grad school. Others may only be available after you start grad school.
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Check Stan State MBA Website (Program Cost, Financial Aid section)

III. External Scholarships and Grants

Tips for getting funded

  1. Start early.
  2. Plan ahead.
  3. Get organized.
  4. Ask questions
  5. Meet the deadlines.
  6. Be persistent.

Updated: July 27, 2023