Funding opportunities

There are many ways to fund your graduate studies, and we have highlighted a selection of key resources below. To estimate your tuition as a VCU graduate student, please utilize the post-undergraduate calculator. Current students are encouraged to read the twice-monthly graduate student newsletter, With the ProgRAM, where we frequently share third-party fellowship, scholarship and funding opportunities.

Financing graduate study

Financial aid

The VCU Student Financial Services team is available to support you through the process of applying for financial aid and budgeting for your education. Visit the SFS website to estimate your tuition, connect with a peer money coach or learn more about financial aid and expense planning.

Graduate assistantships and fellowships

A number of graduate teaching and research assistantships and fellowships are available to current and incoming graduate students. The criteria and award amounts vary across departments and disciplines. For information on specific opportunities, connect with your graduate program of interest.

National Scholarship Office

The VCU National Scholarship Office supports students in discovering and applying for competitive national and international scholarships and fellowships. These opportunities can support graduate students by funding their studies, research, fieldwork and more. The NSO offers information sessions, workshops, individual advising and for-credit courses, which are free to current students and VCU alumni. 

RAMS Scholarship Hub

The RAMS Scholarship Hub is a centralized, searchable database where students can browse available scholarship opportunities offered through various VCU colleges, schools and departments. The Hub features a streamlined application process; current students can apply for several scholarships using a single application, supplemented by answering additional award-specific questions.

Military Student Services

VCU's Military Student Services works with veterans, active service members, spouses and dependents to support their transition from military life to academics. MSS provides advocacy, counseling, connections to resources, and information on the GI Bill, educational assistance and scholarship opportunities. 

VCU Libraries: Pivot

Students can access Pivot, a funding opportunities and collaborators database, through VCU Libraries Research Guides. Pivot combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with a unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles.

Additional funding opportunities provided by the Graduate School