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7 Scholarships for Master's & PhD Students in 2019

  December 13, 2018        0 Comments

Did you know that every year colleges and universities, along with the U.S. Department of Education, award an estimated $46 billion in scholarships and grants?

Scholarships vary based on the amount awarded, geographic location, and eligibility requirements. Scholarships are also very diverse. There are graduate scholarship opportunities for everyone, no matter your gender, ethnicity, race, or where you attend school. 

While finding scholarships that you're eligible for may take some time,...

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Topics: Funding Your Graduate Education

Graduate Assistantships: 4 Valuable Reasons to Make Securing One a Priority

  November 08, 2018        0 Comments

If you’re a prospective or current graduate student, you’ve probably heard a little bit about graduate assistantships.

But what exactly are they? Why are they valuable? Are they really beneficial to your academic and professional career? How will one supplement the cost of my graduate degree? How can you apply for one?

The Admissions team at West Virginia University is here to educate you on the value of a graduate assistantship — like how securing one can help you in financing graduate...

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11 Quick Tips for Applying to (and Securing) a Graduate Assistantship

  July 26, 2018        1 Comment

It's no secret: Graduate assistantship positions are competitive to secure.

That's because in order to successfully land a graduate assistantship, you have to demonstrate academic excellence in your program while competing among many other qualified and dynamic applicants.

So, how can you set yourself apart and give yourself a competitive edge? We're here to outline a list of recommended tips that might help you to do just that.

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Borrow Smart: 7 Tips to Financing Graduate School

  June 28, 2018        0 Comments

So, you're seriously thinking about choosing a graduate school?

Are you also worrying about financing graduate school?

If you're like millions of other aspiring graduate students in America, you're probably considering borrowing money to pay for your degree. If that's the case, we're here to help you figure out how to borrow money in a way that's smart, efficient, and strategic!

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How to Fund Your Graduate Education in Your Twenties (Or Thirties)

  June 14, 2018        2 Comments

Do you often find yourself daydreaming about earning an advanced degree in a field you’re passionate about, only to dismiss the possibility immediately because you just feel too broke?

You may be surprised to learn that a quality graduate education may be more affordable than you think! With the right combination of creativity, hard work, and determination, you’ll be well on your way to overcoming the financial challenges of graduate school.

To get you started, we’ve come up with a few...

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Topics: Funding Your Graduate Education

Graduate Assistantships: Why They Matter and How to Apply for One

  April 26, 2018        0 Comments

Your graduate education is more than what you learn in the classroom — it’s also the work experience you gain and the networks you cultivate.

One way to obtain work experience in graduate school is through a graduate assistantship. A unique experience during graduate years, graduate assistantships provide an excellent learning environment, exposing students to what it is like to be in the workforce (and will also help you in financing graduate school!).

Here are a few reasons graduate...

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Topics: Graduate School Resources, Funding Your Graduate Education

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying to a Master's Program

  March 29, 2018        0 Comments

Between studying for the GRE, analyzing your financial situation, and making a decision regarding whether to keep working or not, applying to graduate school can be stressful. And in the midst of weighing several challenging choices, it's sometimes easy to overlook important steps in the graduate school admissions process.

But don't worry! The West Virginia University Admissions team is here to help.

Take a look at these three easily avoidable mistakes before you apply to grad school (and...

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Topics: Graduate School Resources, Funding Your Graduate Education

My Experience as a PhD Student in a WVU Graduate Research Assistantship

  January 18, 2018        0 Comments

Meet Cullen Boyle, a Ph.D. student in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering department at West Virginia University.

We asked him some questions regarding his experience as a researcher in a graduate assistantship at WVU, and this is what he had to say:

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Topics: Student and Alumni Testimonials, Funding Your Graduate Education

7 Scholarships Available to Graduate Students in 2018

  January 04, 2018        2 Comments

If you're a college graduate, you know that college is expensive and that thinking about financing graduate school can be stressful. In fact, without scholarship aid, many students would not be able to afford college at all, let alone attend graduate school.

But if you really invest the time to do your research, you can find numerous ways to fund your tuition!

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When is The Best Time to Go to Grad School? Here’s What The Data Says.

  July 27, 2017        0 Comments

Choosing a graduate school education now or later?

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions we hear from graduate student hopefuls. Your days may already be packed with a full- or part-time job, social commitments, and more. You’re probably wondering if you can squeeze in more school and coursework into your already-busy schedule.

When you’re considering graduate school, it’s important to keep in mind the big picture. Understanding that a graduate degree is an investment in your...

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Topics: Graduate School Resources, Funding Your Graduate Education

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Deciding what graduate school to attend can be daunting at times, and navigating the admissions process can be that much more difficult. We hope to make the journey from considering graduate school to enrolling in a graduate program easier by publishing content that will be helpful to you as you discern if, when, and where, to pursue your next degree.

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