How do I afford graduate school?
July 7, 2012 2:55 PM Subscribe
I notified that I was accepted in my graduate program rather late (As in last week). I've decided to accept, but I have no clue how to go about getting loans. Bonus Q: What're the options for scholarships when it comes to grad school? More inside.
posted by GilloD to Work & Money (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
High Five!: I got accepted to my dream program. I was wait listed, so I only found out last week. Because I am a short-sighted goon, I missed the school's FAFSA Deadline by, oh, 2 months. They still award after the deadline, but I may only be eligible for Stafford loans. I've submitted my FAFSA application and other forms required by the school, anyway.
Here's the deal: My undergrad was taken care of by my parents. It's been paid in full. But I have no idea what I'm doing now and I'm behind the curve. If the $20,500 of the Stafford doesn't cover the whole bill, what're my options beyond that?
Also: There seems to be far fewer options for scholarships in the Graduate arena, is there a resource for this? Are there grants I should be applying for?
For what its worth, I currently hold no debt beyond 500 bucks on a credit card and my credit score is excellent (High 700s).