- Financing Tuition
Students loans are the most popular method graduate students use to pay for their tuition. All schools provide some sort of loan options for their graduate students and require payment following graduation (or if a student stops taking courses).
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
Many graduate students receive financial support (often full support) from their current employers. There may be specific requirements associated with receiving that kind of financial support, including pursuing a degree that’s directly related to your job or remaining with the company for a specific period of time after the degree is obtained. It’s important to have this conversation with your employer so you’re aware of the expectations.
Most universities offer flexible, part-time jobs on campus—such as graduate teaching assistantships and graduate assistantships—to supplement tuition. If you’re interested in on-campus work to supplement the cost of your tuition, make sure you ask about the opportunities available at the schools you’re considering.