Funding/Finance (Master's Program)

GSPIA offers competitive, merit-based scholarships to its most outstanding master’s degree applicants. All applicants for fall admission are automatically considered for merit funding, as long as they are planning to pursue full-time study and have submitted a complete application by the February 1 deadline. There is no separate application for GSPIA merit funding.

Typically, awards are renewed for the student’s second year, as long as the student has earned at least 24 credits and maintained an overall GPA of 3.5 or better.

GSPIA encourages students to apply for outside scholarships and fellowships from foundations and other privately endowed sources. A useful resource for this search is fastWEB, an online scholarship search service at www.fastweb.com.

Need-based federal aid (such as the Federal Direct Stafford Loan) is also available to US citizens and permanent residents. Interested students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Students who enter into certain public service fields after graduation may be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness on certain need-based US government loans. Consult the US Department of Education’s website for details click here.

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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