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Financing Graduate School

It is important to research all types of financial assistance and to pay close attention to deadlines and requirements. The Resource Library provides a number of links to websites that can help you locate funding sources for advanced study or research. Resources are also  available in the Cornell Career Services Library in 103 Barnes Hall. And, the Graduate School maintains an extensive database of fellowships for study at Cornell as well as other institutions.

Applicants are typically required to complete some type of standardized form, usually the (Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a financial questionnaire available online at After the FAFSA data are reviewed, a needs-analysis document called the Student Aid Report (SAR) is sent to applicants. The SAR is then forwarded electronically to up to ten schools that the applicant listed on the FAFSA. To request that additional schools receive the SAR, visit the FAFSA website.