One month left to apply – find out how to make your Ford School degree affordable

Pursuing a graduate degree is an investment and we know planning how to finance your degree can be overwhelming.

Whether it’s a fellowship, grants, or work-study, there are many opportunities for graduate students. In fact, nearly two-thirds of Ford School students receive some sort of fellowship support.

Here are several resources to help you make this important decision and search for funding opportunities:

  • Consider the costs for the degree.
  • Explore the fellowships offered through the Ford School. For many of our fellowships, applicants are automatically considered.
  • University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School also offers funding opportunities to master’s and doctoral students.
  • Student employment opportunities on campus Graduate teaching or research positions are available for any graduate student to apply.
  • Some students find it helpful to subscribe to search engines such as FastWeb and College Board’s Scholarship Search.
    *You should never pay a fee in order to compete for a scholarship.

Interested in speaking with a current Fordie? Visit our student ambassadors page to connect with a current master’s student. They were in your exact shoes not so long ago. Whether you’re curious about what it’s like to attend a football game in the Big House or wonder how the internship process works, it’s always helpful to hear firsthand from your peers.

Have you reached out to your references yet? Check out our application tips!