Some financial aid opportunities for graduate study in fine arts may be offered by specific institutions to qualified students. That means that prospective students should inquire about the options available at each school to which they are applying. Possibilities might include the following:
Graduate programs usually require an application to each type of award offered; in short, an application to the program itself is not enough for a student to be considered for funding. So, be sure to ask about the options, know the requirements for each, and apply to any for which you are eligible.
If you are forward-thinking, government aid may be another good option for qualified individuals – and one that is not specific to a certain graduate program or school. Fulbright awards, for instance, may be available to qualified graduate students in artistic disciplines at a wide range of institutions. Of course, the application process for government money can be lengthy, and it may require a lot of planning on the part of the student. For example, Fulbright applicants are typically required to get accepted by a foreign program of study – and/or a private instructor – as well as identify specific