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

What percentage of Americans over the age of 25 have advanced degrees?

  1. Less than 5%
  2. 5% to 12%
  3. 13% to 15%
  4. More than 15%

3. 13% to 15%

Roughly 13.1% of Americans over the age of 25 hold an advanced degree.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019