Fellowships and Financial Aid
The Graduate Center is committed to both attracting students as well as ensuring they have the resources to complete their program. The Office of Financial Aid provides students with the financial resources and information they need to successfully complete their graduate study.
- All entering doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences will receive a five-year fellowship package. These packages include tuition remission and many also include a generous stipend and health insurance.
- 45% of entering students are also guaranteed to receive summer support for the five years. These summer fellowships are used to assist students with their research during the summer months. Additional summer funding opportunities may be available to students via a competitive application process.
- The Graduate Center has tripled the amount of student research funding. This funding provides yearlong fellowships for students working on both early and dissertation-stage research. Many of the dissertation fellowships will also provide an in-state tuition scholarship.
- Consistent with the University's mission, tuition for our doctoral programs remains low and affordable, relative to comparable graduate programs in New York City.
Join us for our Fall Financial Literacy series!
The Office of Fellowships and Financial Aid will be offering a number of financial literacy sessions via Zoom in the Fall semester. All sessions will take place at 1:30 pm. We expect each session to last about 45 minutes. Registration is required. Sessions are open to the GC, SOJ, and SLU communities.
August 24th: Federal Financial Aid Basics Please join us for a discussion on federal student aid opportunities to GC students. We'll go over how to apply for federal student loans and federal work study as well as how each program works. We will discuss the student expense budget and what to do if the budget does not meet your particular needs. Finally, we will discuss the refund procedure and how funds are distributed. Register.
September 15th: Loan repayment basics Learn about your federal student loans, including terms and an overview of how repayment works. We'll discuss interest rates and fees, loan repayment options, and what to expect after you graduate. This session is intended for all students who have borrowed federal student loans. Register.
September 22nd: Income-Driven Repayment Learn about how the government allows students to make payments based on their income. We'll discuss the numerous different plans, the eligibility for each, and the application process. This session is intended for students who are familiar with loan basics and want to understand in more detail how these payments are calculated and why borrowers may choose them. Register.
September 29th: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Interested in working in a non-profit or government entity? If so, learn about how to take advantage of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. We'll discuss the qualifications and how to make sure your loans fit the criteria. This session is intended for students planning to work in the public or non-profit sector. Register.