Many resources exist to help finance your graduate degree and offset the cost of attendance. SEAS offers select financial grants to incoming and continuing students. Funding may be designated for a variety of purposes.
Offsets cost of tuition and fees
Provides salary for professional internships
Recognizes outstanding achievements in specific areas
Supports travel for presentations at conferences, symposia and professional development meetings
Funds off-site research
Covers some costs incurred completing master’s projects, practica, or theses
Select financial assistance for incoming and continuing students is available directly from SEAS. Additional fellowships are available through the Rackham Graduate School and other units within the University of Michigan. Interested students may also apply for external funding, including student loans.
Your application to SEAS serves as your application for our recruitment tuition grants. These are competitive, merit-based, non-renewable grants. The majority of financial recruitment offers each academic year will be made by mid-March. Additional funding opportunities from SEAS and U-M will be available after you accept admission.
The links below, including the SEAS Funding Database, are meant to help you find funding opportunities. You can expand your search by visiting Fastweb, Pivot, SPIN, or another clearinghouse for student-centered grants.
Categories of Aid
|Fellowships/Scholarships||Payments to the student that need not be repaid.|
|Loans||Payments to the student that must be repaid with interest. They are offered through the United States government and private lenders.|
|GSA Student Employment||
May include full-tuition waiver, health and dental benefits, and a monthly stipend. There are three types of appointments:
Of the SEAS Master’s April 2019 graduates, 55% secured a GSI/GSRA appointment at some point during their college career at SEAS.
|Student Hourly Employment||This includes 1) hourly part-time work; 2) work study, which is partially funded by the federal government. To qualify, students must have a work study allocation as part of their funding package. International students are not eligible. Check with SEAS faculty regarding hourly employment.|
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