Graduate and Professional Students

You CAN find ways to pay for graduate school.

Want to return for more education but aren't sure you have the money? Don't rule out grad school until you've looked at the many payment options available.

If you choose to take out loans to pay for graduate school, or if you still have loans from your undergraduate years, make sure you understand how your decision to return to school may affect your repayment options and responsibilities.

Test Your Knowledge

How many of the graduate degrees awarded in 2008–2009 were master's degrees?

  1. Less than 25%
  2. 25% to 50%
  3. 50% to 75%
  4. More than 75%

4. More than 75%

Almost 90% of the graduate degrees awarded in 2008–2009 were master's degrees.

Source: The Council of Graduate Schools, 2009