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to improve the health and overall wellness within the military community.

The abundance of resources available to Undergrad students begins to become limited once you read Grad Level courses. Below are a list of suggested options for how you can fund your Masters Level & higher degrees, without creating financial hardship for yourself. 

Start with the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)


  • Check with your school first then Professional Associations for your major. For example, if you are majoring in Human Resources visit SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) for potential scholarship incentives

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Spouse Clubs  

  • Annually, in the beginning of the year, Spouse Clubs around the globe open up scholarships for all levels of education

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Branch Aid Societies
Annually, in the beginning of the year, the Aid Societies for the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy offer various types of grants, scholarships or interest free student loans.

Private Organizations
National Military Family Association (usually opens in January)
Pat Tillman Foundation (usually opens in February)
Thanks USA (usually opens Feb-April)
Veterans United (offers a Fall and Spring scholarship program)

Employer Incentive Programs
Often, employers offer tuition assistance programs for courses relevant to your position.

Federal Student Aid Direct 

  • Subsidized: As per U.S. News “As of July 1, 2012, graduate school students were no longer eligible to take subsidized Stafford loans, a popular federal loan with interest paid by the government until after graduation.”
  • Unsubsidized: 6.8 % interest rate; Interest does accrue from the time the loan is  disbursed to the school.
  • Graduate PLUS loans: 7.9 % interest rate

Graduate Level