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Graduate Funding Opportunities

Graduate admission, and admission with financial aid, is granted on a competitive basis to those presenting the strongest credentials.

Upon admission, students are considered for any fellowships and awards for which they are eligible. Students do not apply directly for these types of funding sources.

U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents are encouraged to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. For more information, contact the Penn State Office of Student Aid.

International students are not eligible for most student aid programs. You may want to seek assistance through organizations hat specialize in financially assisting international students who desire to study in the United States. For information on how to fund your Penn State education, please visit the University Office of Global Programs.

The Graduate School at Penn State offers resources for various types of funding, including external funding sources, on their website.