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Graduate Tuition and Aid

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The pursuit of an advanced degree is an investment in your future. To prepare for this investment, it is important to make sure that you are financially ready to take on the costs. We recommend following the steps below to ensure you cover all of your bases.

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Apply for federal student loans

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as soon as possible at U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, or eligible non-citizens who have been accepted at a U.S. school can apply for Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. This form will be used to determine your eligibility for federal loans.


We offer graduate and teaching assistantships, which can cover part of tuition and pay a periodic stipend for work which is determined by the sponsor.

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Company funded

Many companies looking to boost their collective skill set without bringing on a new hire are willing to sponsor all or part of an employee's schooling through tuition reimbursement. Be sure to check with yours.


You will find that grants for graduate students are more likely to originate with organizations that are looking for students in a particular area of study.

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We offer a small number of competitive scholarships. Consider also looking to externally funded scholarship.

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There have been many changes to the financial benefits to assist veterans attending Oswego. Our Veterans’ Office can help you with any questions or concerns you have.

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Diversity Fellowship

The Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program supports full-time graduate students (U.S. citizens only) who will be a part of the diverse student body at SUNY Oswego. The program especially seeks to support those who can demonstrate they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to succeed in higher education.

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Festa Graduate Leadership Fellowship

The Festa Graduate Leadership Fellowship seeks accomplished and motivated individuals who are eager to prepare for greater leadership responsibilities within their communities and professions. Applicants will propose self-designed learning experiences to help attain leadership goals that have been set. The program will expand the student’s experiences to new learning environments that would be inaccessible without the fellowship.

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Application for Graduate Student Conference Funding Support

Graduate students enrolled in a graduate degree or certificate program at SUNY Oswego may apply for a maximum award of $250 toward registration costs once during their attendance at SUNY Oswego. Upon completion of the conference, the student must be prepared to share impressions of the experience at a colloquium such as QUEST. The Graduate Studies office will suggest options for completing this final activity. Requests for funding must include a completed application, a brief (200 words or less) description of the importance of the conference to your professional plans, the total amount of the registration fee, and support from a graduate faculty member. In addition, you should attach a copy or screenshot of the conference information, including location and date.

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AAUW Career Development Grants


AAUW International Fellowships