A variety of resources exist to help finance your graduate degree and support you as a continuing student. Funding exists in the following forms:
One time, partial tuition scholarships (not all students will receive these) offered at the time of admission
Potential salary support for professional internships
Honors Awards recognizing outstanding achievements in specific areas
Travel support for presentations at conferences, symposia and professional development meetings
- Funds to cover travel-related to master’s projects, practica, or theses
Applying for external funding (see database link below) is strongly encouraged. Due to limited funding sources, we are unable to offer partial tuition scholarships to meet the full demonstrated need of all of our students.
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 May 2020 graduates, 48% secured a GSI/GSRA appointment at some point during their college program 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.|