This section provides an overview of available resources for graduate students at US schools, such as information regarding financial aid, scholarships, fellowships and loans for prospective students.
Please note that NASPAA does not provide scholarships or financial aid to students.
Financial Aid refers to funding intended to help students pay education expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, etc. for education at a college, university, or private school.
Federal Student Aid programs
Loans are debt that you must
pay back, usually with interest. Student loans are issued directly by
the federal government (Stafford, GradPLUS, and Perkins loans), with
limits. Many banking institutions offer "private" loans, generally
with higher limits, but also with higher rates.
Public Service Loan
A fellowship is a merit-based scholarship tied to the student's field of study.
Types of fellowships
Listing of Policy-related fellowships