GSE Financial Aid

GSE Graduate Assistantships

Assistantship awards provide tuition remission for one course per semester. Graduate Assistantships are made in recognition of academic achievement, special competencies, and/or academic potential. They provide opportunities for academic and professional development.

There are two types of assistantships:

  • Research Graduate Assistantships support research, service, or professional efforts. It may involve flexible hours and off-site or service activities. 
  • Administrative Graduate Assistantships support programs administratively. Students must be available during regular business hours.

GSE Scholarships

Awards are made for the full academic year (fall, spring, summer) unless otherwise noted. Students that not continuously enrolled each semester of the academic year lose their award for subsequent semesters and are not guaranteed reinstatement.

Students may apply for more than one program, but they can receive support from only one program at a time.

To meet eligibility for GSE Scholarships, students must

  • maintain enrollment in two courses for fall and spring semesters and one course during summer sessions;
  • demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA; and
  • meet minimum GPA requirements: 3.5 undergraduate GPA or 3.75 graduate GPA

Note: Fordham University’s Federal School Code is #002722.

GSE Donor-Based Scholarships

Donor-based scholarships have specific and limiting criteria. In addition, all scholarships are awarded based upon the availability of funding. Please read the descriptions and requirements for each scholarship on our Donor-Based Scholarships page and apply to those for which you meet the criteria. More information can be found in our GSE Donor Based Scholarships FAQ's document.

  • Students will be notified by the GSE Financial Aid Office when applications for GSE donor-based scholarships become available for the spring and summer semesters.
  • All students can be considered for GSE donor-based scholarships in addition to any other GSE aid award that they may have received within an academic year.
  • Incoming students may apply for donor-based scholarships only after being admitted into a program; these scholarships are awarded on a per-semester basis unless otherwise noted.
  • The GSE Scholarship Committee will select a limited number of student scholarship award recipients from the total pool of applicants.

Students selected by the GSE Scholarship Committee will receive an award letter once decisions have been finalized.

Listed below are the GSE Donor-Based Scholarships descriptions and requirements for each scholarship. Students who meet the requirements will be able to apply for donor-based scholarships once applications become available.

Timeline of donor-based scholarship applications and decisions

Current Year: AY 2022-2023

  • Fall semester: applications available by early October for spring awards.
  • Spring semester: applications will be available by mid-February for summer awards.

Next Year: AY 2023-2024

  • Summer semester: applications will be available by mid-July for fall awards.
  • Fall semester: applications available by early October for spring awards.