Funding & Financial Support

Funding a graduate education can be difficult. The College of Graduate Studies is here to help, and has assembled a collection of resources and opportunities for graduate students. Here you can find information about the many types of financial support available at SDSU, including scholarships, fellowships, and grants administered from federal, state, and university sources. The College of Graduate Studies can help you navigate this information and seek funding for your graduate degree. 

Have a question? Reach out to [email protected] for help! 

Find a Fellowship

The College of Graduate Studies offers many internal awards to eligible master’s and doctoral students. There are also external sources of funding that offer competitive fellowships and grants.

Internal Financial Awards
External Financial Awards

Find a Scholarship 

SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships maintains an application portal of over 700 scholarships, called Aztec Scholarships. While most of these scholarships are intended for undergraduates, there are many for which graduate students are also eligible. 

There is one application for all 700 awards, and once your application is finished, it is automatically sent to all eligible review committees. Applications are typically in spring, and are open to both current students and incoming students who have submitted their intent to enroll.

Teaching/Graduate Assistantships

Each department handles assignment of Teaching and Graduate Assistantships separately. If interested, contact your graduate program advisor/director for more information. See our TA handbook for more information about being a TA.

Graduate Student Travel Scholarship 

The Graduate Student Travel Scholarship is an award given to students for travel associated with research, scholarly, and creative activities. 

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