Additional Resources

UCSB Resources

Graduate & Professional School Fair

Every fall quarter, Career Services coordinates an annual Graduate & Professional School Day. Representatives from a wide variety of graduate programs come to campus to answer questions and provide information on applying to their graduate programs. 

Graduate School Week Workshops

In conjunction with the Graduate & Professional School Fair, Career Services typically provides programming throughout the week.  Take a look at the current line up to see what is provided in the next line-up. 

Career Resource Room

Our Career Resource Room has numerous books on the process of applying to graduate school, on graduate admissions exams, and even a little on financial aid.

Financial Support

While financial aid for graduate school is not an area of expertise at Career Services, the following information is offered.  Please be certain to correspond with the graduate programs you apply to for more details.

  • Grants, fellowships, and scholarships: This is "free" money provided by government programs, educational institutions, foundations, corporations, and other private sources. 
  • Assistantships: Examples are getting paid for teaching, research, or administrative responsibilities.
  • Loans from governmental, institutional, or private sources: The majority of funding is administered directly from the graduate department or university. Complete FAFSA, the school's financial support application, and all requirements early in the application process.

Take a look here for a good listing of local, national, and college-specific scholarships.

America's Career InfoNet Scholarship Search

This website allows you to search more than 5,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities.