Financing Your Education

Tuition and Fees

Visit the Student Accounts Office for information regarding tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships assists students on how to apply for financial aid and understand the types of aid.

Financial Advising

Southern Connecticut State University has made financial literacy a priority by helping students pay for college. The Office of Financial Literacy and Advising will assist students will learn payment plan options as well as financial aid and scholarship opportunities through one-on-one advising, presentations and resources.


Any graduate student with 9 completed graduate credits at Southern may apply for available scholarships. You will be automatically matched to any scholarship whose criteria you meet.

Competitive Fellowships

Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF): The School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) holds a Graduate Research Fellowship Competition each year for graduate students working towards the master's degree or sixth year diploma program. Each fellowship award is in the amount of $12,000 for full-time recipients or $6,000 for half-time award recipients for the academic year.

Graduate Studies Graduate Assistantship (GSGA): Graduate Studies Graduate Assistantship (GSGA) is a non-need based award administered through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and is contingent upon: (1) acceptance to a graduate degree or sixth-year certificate; (2) the achievement of a minimum 3.2 grade point average for all undergraduate coursework; and (3) a 3.75 grade point average for all graduate coursework.