- Look at funding sources in your selected program. Start early: Application deadlines often occur early in the fall for fellowships or late spring for assistantships. Many assistantships provide tuition remission and a small stipend.
- Look at funding sources external to your program, but within your institution. Large institutions often need graduate students to teach general education classes such as composition or rhetoric work in the writing center or other student service areas.
- Look at external funding sources such as foundations and other non-profits listed in this guide.
- Use your network! Don’t be afraid to ask your advisor, faculty and other students about opportunities.