Deciding on which graduate school to attend can be be a difficult and overwhelming decision.
What is most important is that you choose the grad program that suits you best. Once you have narrowed the list of graduate schools in which you are interested, it is time to begin the application process. It is important to give yourself plenty of time to complete the application. It can be time consuming. You want to ensure you aren't rushing through the application in order to give yourself the opportunity to create some of your best work.
Applying for graduate school may require a cover letter or personal statement, a resume, or a CV (curriculum vitae).
See our Prepare to Apply page for instructions and resources for all of your application documents. Please contact us if you would like additional feedback for your application.
Access Money Management Resources
The internet has many resources with information on every financial literacy topic. Below is a list of some of those resources.
General Financial Literary Resources
Nerd Wallet Cost of Living Calculator - Want to see how much more/less it will cost to live in a city when you graduate?
Kahn Academy Better Money Habits - This site provides well-produced personal finance lessons on any topic you can imagine.
Mint - See where your money goes and keep track of your budget.
Feed the Pig - This site provides tips and interactive tools to remind you to feed the piggy bank.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.
Job Seekers Salary Calculator - Get a good understanding as to how much money you can expect to make after you graduate based on your location, experience, and education.
Financial Aid Resources
FinAid - The SmartStudentTM Guide to Financial Aid
StudentLoans.gov - The online home for federal student loan programs.
StudentAid.gov - An office of the U.S. Department of Education with a wealth of information from applying to colleges to learning the many plans a borrower can utilize to best repay their loans. In addition, directions, tips and definitions are provided for filling out the FAFSA, assessing loan eligibility, and deciding how financial aid can make college a reality.
National Student Loan Data System - The U.S. Department of Education's (NSLDS) central database for student aid.