Additional Sources of Funding

Additional Sources of Funding

The academic activity of the City University of New York expands far beyond the boundaries of the Graduate Center. As such, many Graduate Center students benefit from adjunct teaching positions and research assistantships on other campuses within CUNY or under the auspices of faculty-sponsored research grants. Executive Officers can assist students in locating these opportunities.

A significant number of students also find support through external funding sources such as private foundations, unions, and government agencies. The list of external funding sources available to graduate students is extensive.

Other considerations include:

  • If you or your parents are employed ask your company or labor union if it has a tuition reimbursement program.
  • Check to see if the church or community organization you or your parents belong to has an educational grant or scholarship program.
  • If you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or the child of a veteran, you may be eligible for veterans' educational benefits. Learn about your eligibility for these benefits at the Veterans Administration GI bill website.
  • Vocational and Educational Services for individuals with Disabilities (VESID) is a NYS government office that provides a variety of educationally related services and some financial assistance for eligible students.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, which is the Graduate Center's official liaison for grant-funded scholarship (for both faculty and students), provides a comprehensive catalog of the vast number of privately funded fellowships available to graduate students. In addition, the Offie of Student Affairs conducts periodic counseling workshops on applying for external fellowships and makes application materials available for some of the major grants. Graduate Center students regularly apply for external grants, including the Fulbright U.S. stuent program, National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, and many others.

Fast Web

Fast Web is an online resource for paying and preparing for school. We have scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.

Itnot only find scholarships but offers members information on financial aid, jobs and internships, student life and more.


CollegeNET is the world's leading 'virtual plumber' for higher education internet transactions. They provide over 1,500 customized Internet admissions applications built for college and university programs. When applying to more than one program you save redundant typing since common data automatically travels from form to form.

Peterson's Award Search

Peterson's Award Search makes it quick and easy to find the right scholarships for you. The database presents 800,000 awards from about 2,000 sources in 69 academic subject areas, with the same complete descriptions found in Peterson's Scholarships, Grants and Prizes book Peterson's is the most trusted name in education and careers publishing. Their dedication to providing the best possible information guided the design of their scholarship database.

College Board

College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Our mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.


The New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) was founded in 1968 by a group of people involved in the financial aid process. They, and others, felt a need for an association that would provided unified representation and the means of communication among financial aid personnel with the higher education community, and would provide educational programs for the professional development of its members. Additionally, the association would act as a liaison to the regional association (Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators--EASFAA) and thus to the national association (National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators--NASFAA.)  Links to other websites from this page, for the use of members and visitors have been compiled from internal and external sources.

Other Opportunities

As our office learns of additional opportunities, they will be listed here.