The application for financial awards and the application for graduate school admission are two separate processes often with different deadlines. Students need to make separate applications for each award sought. The process of identifying financial assistance should begin at least one year prior to beginning a graduate program. There are a number of available options when it comes to funding your graduate education at Florida State University. The Graduate School administers merit and need-based fellowships, awards, and grants.
The Graduate School offers an online fellowship application system for some of the fellowships listed. Please read the guidelines and instructions under each fellowship for more information. If a fellowship utilizes the online fellowship application and you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Ashley Jarvis at (850) 644-3501.
2023-2024 Due Dates (summary of awards and deadlines)
Several graduate programs pledge specific funding to their incoming graduate students in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and more. For more information on these and other funding opportunities you should contact your department and/or college.
The Graduate School gives many financial awards and grants each year to graduate students and faculty members through competitions, nominations, and recognitions. Learn about current awards and grants here.
GradSense is an online resource that provides graduate students with interactive tools and information relevant to financial issues in higher education such as loan repayment, the value of pursuing a degree, and transitioning from a student to a career professional.
Learn more about the Academic Common Market, Florida's Linkage Institutes, and opportunities for in-state tuition for out-of-state and international students.
Information on tuition rates and fees, as well as tuition waiver information for graduate assistants and FSU employees.