All applicants to eligible degree programs at the Graduate School of Design are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

An application for financial aid has no bearing on your admissions application.

Financial Aid Timeline

  • October (US/Permanent residents only): FAFSA opens to applicants
  • January: Link to GSD Financial Aid Application sent via email to all applicants
  • Early February: Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • Early March: Notification of Admission Decision & Financial Aid Awards

Completing an application on time enables us to provide a financial aid award at the time of admission notification.

Scholarship support from sources not affiliated with your school can play an important part in covering your costs for any college or university. All applicants are encouraged to actively search for outside scholarships before notification of admission decisions. Most scholarship deadlines will have passed before applicants decide where they will attend in the fall.

Go to for an extensive listing of outside scholarships relevant to GSD students.