Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

The Graduate School Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration (OGFAA) provides information regarding opportunities for assistantships, traineeships, instructorships, resident assistant positions, and fellowships.

You may need to use your Penn State "access code" and password to view these documents.

Summer Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) online application. The Graduate School provides summer tuition support for graduate students who meet eligibilty requirements. Eligibility and registration requirements are included on the application. Students will need to use their Penn State "access code" to apply.. STAP applications are accepted February 1 through June 30. Applications are not be accepted after June 30.

The Penn State Office of Student Aid provides information regarding how to fund your graduate education with programs such as the graduate student work-study program, and federal and alternative loan programs.

The Penn State Office of Veterans Programs is a direct service unit for verterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Other Useful Information:

Graduate Assistant and Graduate Fellow Health Insurance Information

Employment for students and significant others is also possible at the University and in the community. You may view current Penn State vacancies by going to the Human Resources website at