You should not let finances stand in the way of getting your Master’s degree, as there are many options available that can help you pay for school. Depending on your financial situation, you may be eligible for federal assistance like grants and low-interest loans or funding from private institutions. Scholarships are also an option to consider, and they may be given for financial need or academic merit. Below are some steps to take to determine what funding is available to you and how to access it.
1. Fill out the FAFSA: The FAFSA is the federal application that is used to assess your eligibility to receive government funding for your education. You may be familiar with this form from your undergraduate college career, and it is similar for graduate funding. If you’ve never completed a FAFSA, the process is relatively simple and it can be completed online.
2. Visit your school’s financial aid office: You can learn about funding opportunities unique to your school by speaking with a financial aid advisor about your funding needs. These advisors can also help you complete applications for scholarships and corporate partnership programs.
3. Seek funding from your employer: One of the advantages of MBA programs is their flexibility for working professionals. You can still hold a full-time job while going to school, and some employers may even help you pay for it. Businesses desire well-educated employees, so they often have incentive programs to reimburse you for a portion of your tuition. Your company’s HR department is a good resource for learning about tuition assistance.
At Lipscomb University Graduate School of Business, we are happy to work with you to find financial aid that is right for your needs so that you can get the education necessary for a lucrative and fulfilling career. Learn more about us on our website or call us at (615) 966-1833 to find out more.