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.

External Scholarships

PEO Program for Continuing Education

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education is a need based grant program providing one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that improves their marketable skills for employment to support themselves and/or their families.
EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund

  • Must be a CT Resident
  • Must be attending an accredited college or university and enrolled in a bachelor, master or PhD degree program
  • Must be either entering Junior year, Senior, or Graduate level student (full or part time).
  • Must have declared majors pertinent to the environmental field (see Accepted Programs of Study below).
  • Accepted Programs of Study:
    • Environmental Science
    • Environmental Studies
    • Geology
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Hydrogeology
    • Hydrology
    • Earth Science
    • Natural Resource Management
    • Ecology
    • Soil Sciences
    • Water Resources
    • Toxicology
    • Wetland Science
    • Engineering: Civil, Environmental, Chemical, Mechanical, Agricultural
    • Other related degreed Environmental Programs

College Jumpstart Scholarship

College Jumpstart Scholarship is an annual merit award. It pays $1,000 and as a nontraditional student, you can apply. Winners can use the money for any accredited school. So, a two or four year degree. Technical or vocational school. 
SWE Scholarship Program

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.
AFCEA Working Professionals Scholarship:

For part-time students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree while employed, the AFCEA Educational Foundation presents the Working Professionals Scholarship for $1,500 to young professionals under the age of 40 who are currently employed in a field related to communications, engineering, computer science, or electronics. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have declared one of the qualifying STEM majors.
Marius “Gabe” DeGabriele Scholarship

As part of the Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE), the Marius “Gabe” DeGabriele Scholarship is granted annually for up to $2,500 to non-traditional working professionals who are returning to an accredited U.S. institution in order to pursue a graduate degree in their chosen field. Applicants must demonstrate strong academic promise, attend school at least part-time, work full-time with 35 hours or more per week while enrolled, and be considered financially independent.

Contact: Marius “Gabe” DeGabriele Scholarship
1000 Chastain Rd.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(770) 423-6314
SHPE Foundation Professional Scholarship

Annually, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation offers a $2,000 scholarship to professional members of Hispanic descent who are currently enrolled full-time in a technical career field in the United States or Puerto Rico. Qualified candidates must be pursuing their first master’s or doctoral degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics graduate program at least half-time with a minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Contact: SHPE Foundation Professional Scholarship
1765 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 647-2122

Competitive Fellowships

Graduate Studies Scholarships

Graduate Studies Scholarship awards are non-need-based and administered through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. GSS awards are exclusively for prospective graduate students who plan to enroll in a master's degree, sixth-year or doctoral degree program at Southern in Fall 2021.  The award is contingent upon a minimum 3.2 grade point average for all undergraduate work.  Both full-time and part-time graduate students are eligible for awards.

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 3.5 grade point average for all graduate coursework.