The thought of paying for graduate school can be overwhelming, but there are several ways to make it possible. Even if you’ll be receiving assistance, it’s still a good idea to start saving early to help pay for books and living expenses. Assistantships typically include a stipend and/or free tuition in exchange for work in the department, making them a great way to gain experience and earn money. The most common assistantships require teaching, research, or work in a designated office.
Websites for more information on assistantships are available for: University of Iowa,
Iowa State University, and
University of Northern Iowa.
Scholarships and grants are available for most graduate programs. Be sure to check into application deadlines at each school, as they may be different than the admissions application deadline. Loans can be applied for through your school’s Financial Aid Office. Be sure to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).