Funding & Awards


We are now accepting Graduate applications for Spring 2025.*
*reach out to your department for application open terms and deadlines.

"Funding & Awards - Opportunities For Your Graduate Education"

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.

Internal Fellowships and Grants

The Florida State University Graduate School offers several fellowships on the University level. This includes the Legacy Fellowship.

External Funding Opportunities

There are many foundations, societies and governmental agencies that offer funding opportunities for graduate students. Visit our External Funding page to learn more.

Health Insurance Subsidy Benefit

Select graduate assistants and fellows will be provided a health insurance subsidy towards the purchase of the university sponsored health insurance plan. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and review additional information.

Information on assistantships

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.

Financial Aid Information

The Office of Financial Aid provides information and advising for graduate students in search of need-based financial aid. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to ensure that they are eligible for the widest range of assistance.

Grad School Awards

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.

Out of State & International
Student Financial Support

Learn more about the Academic Common Market, Florida's Linkage Institutes, and opportunities for in-state tuition for out-of-state and international students.

Tuition Waivers & Fees

Information on tuition rates and fees, as well as tuition waiver information for graduate assistants and FSU employees.

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