Links and information for every step of the process:
Financial aid is available in many different forms from a multitude of sources. Your first priority when dealing with sources of funding should be assessing the Federal Student Financial Aid available to you. Many universities also offer graduate assistantships, fellowships, or other scholarships for cultural and/or merit-based achievement. These resources may require additional applications and have separate deadlines.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): FAFSA
Federal Student Aid from the U.S. Department of Education: Student Aid
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: PDSOROS
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: HSF
United Negro College Fund: UNCF
List of Other Cultural Scholarship Opportunities: UNIGO Scholarship Search - Minority
Business: PhD Project Links
STEM Fields: SMART
Many graduate programs provide fee waivers for McNair Scholars. A complete list of these schools is provided by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), linked below. Typically the program will require a form or letter certifying that you are a McNair participant, which can be provided by the Director of Castleton's program. If you are applying to a program not on this list, you may still be able to obtain a fee waiver, but must contact them separately to determine what procedures to follow.