FIU College of Business prospective students are urged to examine sources of funding to assist with financing their education. The following sites and resources may be useful in your research, but we also encourage you to contact your employer, as well as professional and personal group affiliations.
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Federal funding – Student Loans
Federal student loans are the primary source of funding for graduate students. Any student who wishes to be considered for a federal student loan must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web. This should be completed in conjunction with your program application, and the FAFSA application does not obligate you to assume any loan funding. In order to initiate funding, you must have a decision from the program, and your eligibility report from FAFSA. Students must either be a U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien in order to be eligible for federal student loans.
NSHMBA Scholarship Students of Hispanic heritage or students with a demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community who have been admitted may be named a National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Scholar. Scholars receive:
a complimentary full conference registration for the NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo during their award year
recognition on the NSHMBA website and other materials as a University Partnership Program scholar
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund The Hispanic Scholarship Fund collaborates with foundations, institutions and other partners in the non-profit sector at every level in order to advance our urgent mission of reversing the pattern of Latino under-education.
American Indian Graduate Center To be considered for an AIGC fellowship the applicant must be: pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S., able to demonstrate financial need, and an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree federally-recognized Indian blood).
National Black MBA Assoication (NBMBAA) NBMBAA awards outstanding minority students pursuing graduate management/business degrees, while demonstrating strong leadership abilities and a commitment to their communities.
Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship The Government Finance Officers Association offers a Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000, awarded to outstanding U.S. and Canadian minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.
Funding for Female Students
American Assoication of Univeristy Women AAUW awards fellowships to underrepresented minority women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study in an MBA program. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $12,000.
Funding for Veterans
Post-9/11 GI Bill The new Post 9/11 GI Bill provides education benefits for service members who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001. These benefits are tiered based on the number of days served on active duty, creating a benefit package that gives current and previously activated National Guard and Reserve members the same benefits as active duty service members.
Montgomery G.I. Bill The Montgomery G.I. Bill is intended for veterans who entered the service after July 1, 1985, served two years of continuous active duty, accepted a $100-a-month reduction in their military pay for the first twelve months of service, and received an honorable discharge.
Funding for LGBT Students
Point Foundation Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.
International Research and Exchanges Board IREX administers various fellowships for non-degree studies as well as one- and two-year graduate degree studies in the US for foreign nationals within 11 areas of study. Their international student loan program is designed to increase the opportunities for international students who wish to study at approved colleges and universities.
International Student Resources – Country Specific