Researching Graduate Schools and Finding Money to Attend

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How do I find schools that offer the program and degree I want?

Peterson's Graduate Schools Online
Search by discipline.

Peterson's annual guides to graduate study
Graduate Ref Collection 378.1553 P485an
Leading guide to graduate programs in the U.S.

How do I locate program catalogs?

domestic. . .

    American Universities
    Links to home pages U.S. universities, which in turn link to available graduate programs.

abroad. . .        

    International Handbook of Universities
    Graduate Ref Collection 378 I61h
    Country-by-country listing of universities, including brief descriptions.

How do I find rankings?

domestic. . .

College and University Rankings
A guide to rankings online.

Gourman report. A rating of graduate and professional programs
Graduate Ref Collection 378.1553 G716g

U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools [online]
Current rankings by discipline. See print edition below for complete listing.

U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools
Graduate Ref Collection 378.155 B561g
An array of financial info. for programs in business, education, law, and medicine.

abroad. . .

The [London] Times Good University Guide
Graduate Ref Collection 378 T583g
Times ranking of institutions of higher learning in the UK.

How do I run a cost comparison?

Guide to American Graduate Schools
Trexler Library, Graduate Reference Collection 378.155 D732g

Peterson's annual guides to graduate study
Graduate Ref Collection 378.1553 P485an
Leading guide to graduate programs in the U.S.

How do I compare institutions for internally availably financial aid?

Peterson's annual guides to graduate study
Graduate Ref Collection 378.1553 P485an
Leading guide to graduate programs in the U.S.

How do I locate funding external to an institution?

domestic

Graduate School Fellowship Database
Hosted by Cornell University.

Dollars for College
Graduate Ref Collection 378.3025 O52d
The Quick Guide to funding for both graduate and undergraduate study, one volume for each discipline represented.

Money for Graduate Studies in . . . [varied disciplines]
Graduate Ref Collection 378.3025 M742
A separate volume each for Biological and Health Sciences, Physical and Earth Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Humanities.

FinAid
A collection of information about student financial aid on the web. See especially Awards for Specific Majors or Courses of Study.

College Board's Scholarship Search
Lists scholarships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public and private sources..

CollegeNet MACH25
Over 600,000 awards.

The Graduate Student’s Complete Scholarship Book
Graduate Ref Collection 378.34 G738s
Brief but diverse entries. Most areas of study are included. Includes career/major index.

Peterson’s Grants for Graduate & Postdoctoral Study
Graduate Ref Collection 378.3025 P443g
Details on 1,400 fellowships, scholarships, grants, awards, and prizes from American sources for study in the U.S. and abroad.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans
Graduate Ref Collection 378.33 S368f
A compendium of funding sources at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA)
This form is required to receive federal financial aid, and is also required as a basic form by many university financial aid offices.

abroad. . .

Yale Daily News Guide to Fellowships and Grants
Graduate Ref Collection 379 Y17d
Includes a chapter on funding for study abroad.

Harvard College Guide to Grants
Graduate Ref Collection 378.33 B676h
Chapter of funding for study overseas.

The Grants Register Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide
Graduate Ref Collection 378.34 G764r
Funding from foundations for graduate and postdoctoral study abroad.

Financial Aid for Study and Training Abroad
Graduate Ref Collection 378.35 F491s
Combined index of country with level of study.

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Last modified: 12 October 2013