Financing Your Education

The Office of Fellowships and Financial Aid is open by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please email to schedule an appointment.

We will continue to serve you remotely. The best way to reach us is Our chat function is also available from 9 am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. 

Need to submit documents to us? Please use our Virtual Drop Off Service. Use your GC credentials to log in. We will not be accepting documents in-person.

Retirement and Investing Financial Literacy Workshop

The Office of Fellowships and Financial Aid invites you to attend a retirement and investing workshop. Come and learn about various retirement accounts and options, investing basics, and types of investing opportunities. The workshop will also cover how to set financial goal, saving methods, and have any questions answered. Please join us on February 22nd at 12pm for this informative session. Register here.

The Graduate Center is committed to providing all students with the financial resources they need to complete their degree.

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Incoming doctoral students who receive
five-year fellowship packages

$16 million

Received by The Graduate Center
in research funding annually

At The Graduate Center, master’s and doctoral students alike engage in exciting opportunities for innovative research, rigorous scholarship, and collaborative and interdisciplinary learning.

Consistent with the University’s mission, we strive to provide access to graduate education for diverse groups of highly talented students, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education. Our cost of attendance remains low and affordable compared to other world-class graduate programs in New York City.

Through the Office of Fellowships and Financial Aid, you will be able to identify, secure, and manage funding from a variety of different sources — from fellowships to scholarships, the Federal Work-Study program, and Federal Direct Loans.

Tuition and Fees »

Review the estimated cost of attendance for your program.

Doctoral Funding »

Nearly all entering doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences receive a five-year fellowship package. Every package includes tuition coverage, and many also include a stipend and health insurance. The Graduate Center also offers a wide range of scholarships, dissertation fellowships, grants, and assistantships to current students.

Master's Funding »

While The Graduate Center does not currently offer full-tuition scholarships or additional stipends for living expenses, master’s students can typically cover the full cost of tuition by combining Federal Direct Loans with funds earned from Federal Work-Study.

Federal Funding »

Finance your degree with assistance from the federal government. Options include Federal Work-Study and the Direct Loan Program.

Research Funding »

The Graduate Center channels its support of student research into two robust programs. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) helps students, faculty, and staff acquire and manage external funding. The Early Research Initiative connects Level II and III doctoral students with opportunities to advance their research projects through external awards.

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