- Most student loans are
deferred through graduate school.
- Most graduate schools
provide some form of funding or in-house work for their graduate students,
called a graduate assistantship. The student might supervise research, aid
in teaching a class, or work with on individual faculty member on other tasks.
Those who receive a graduate assistantship (often called a G.A.) often get
either a tuition-waiver or a waiver of non-residency fees. Along with the
assistantship come requirements with regard to course load and employment
in other work. Doctoral programs tend to have more funding sources available
than Master's level programs.
- If you are taking a full
load, it is not a good idea to try to hold down an outside job and do graduate
work. Some programs allow part-time graduate study, but others expect a full-time
commitment. The full-time commitment is necessary because the nature of what
is being studied requires your full attention in order to perform at a professional
level. Life as a graduate student is closer to being employed than it is to
being an undergraduate student. You have a more collegial relationship with
professors who expect professional behavior from you.
- Talk to a financial counselor
about your particular situation.
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