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Twardowski Career Development Center

Financing Graduate School

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Twardowski Career Development Center

Address:
225 Lawrence Center
705 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2501
General: cdc@wcupa.edu
Employers: recruit@wcupa.edu


Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm (Summer)

The career center follows the University’s calendar for holidays, delays, and closures.


Drop-In Hours (no appointment needed):
Monday-Friday: 1:00-3:00pm


About The Center & Staff Directory

Financing Graduate School

There are many sources of funding for graduate school, such as fellowships or traineeships, assistantships (teaching, research, and administrative), scholarships, grants and loans, and veteran benefits.

  • Always complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and apply early before funding gets fully allocated.
  • Do not assume funding sources are centralized on campus. Check with the Graduate School, the department to which you are applying, and the Financial Aid office to be aware of all options.
  • Research grants in advance, particularly in the science, technology, and mathematics fields, as they might strengthen your admissions chances for certain programs (e.g., NSF in the sciences). At WCU, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides support for identifying research grants and funding.
  • Always research special scholarship programs.
  • A visit to a good library and a conversation with a Reference Librarian should yield you some good strategies for researching scholarships and grants.

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