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Graduate Scholarships & Grants

Graduate Scholarships & Grants

CIU Graduate Scholarships and Grants

Grants and scholarships are a great way to pay for graduate school or seminary because, unlike loans, they don't require repayment.

Graduate Assistantships

You may apply for a graduate assistantship if you are a full-time graduate or seminary student with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Also, you must demonstrate financial need, as determined by your FAFSA. We encourage you to apply for assistantships in the Spring for the following academic year. While graduate assistantships are applied to your financial aid package, you must earn the scholarship, dedicating 12 hours per week toward the position.

To apply for an assistantship, submit one graduate assistant application to the dean's office and complete your FAFSA by the April 1 deadline. International students are not required to complete a FAFSA. The deans will review all the applications and conduct interviews.

If you are selected, you must submit the GA work contract and paperwork no later than the first day of classes. Scholarship funds will be awarded once Financial Aid receives the graduate assistantship contract.

Graduate assistantship applicationsڴǰ 2024-2025are available now.

CIU Alumni Grant

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a CIU undergraduate alumni transitioning to CIU Master's program.

Award Amount: $500 (per semester)

Discounts

Partnership Discount

CIU partners with a variety of organizations to offer a tuition discount to students in all of our programs. These organizations include churches, non-profits, schools,gap years and businesses. To find out if CIU has partneredwith an organization you are associatedwith, please check out our Partnership page.

Military Discount

CIU offers activeduty service members, veteransand their eligiblespouses educational benefits in the formof a tuition discount. For more detailed information, please check out out Military page.

First Responders Discount

CIU offers a discount of $500 off per semester for full-time students and $250 off per semester for part-time students who are full-time employed or volunteer as first responders.

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