Financial Aid Application

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Your investment in and your commitment to your graduate education do not have to overwhelm you with a large financial burden. Assistance for your educational costs is available from many different sources. Each academic year, the Graduate School offers and administers more than $17.5 million in merit-based aid. This aid includes university-funded assistantships, tuition scholarships, and fellowships. Additional assistantships and scholarships are supported by individual gifts and faculty grants.

Types of Financial Assistance

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707 HUB

707 Hub
707 Building, 1st Floor

The 707 Hub is Marquette University’s innovation incubator; a place where ideas are shared, stretched, challenged and realized. It is home to the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship and the Social Innovation Initiative. Because we believe anyone can be innovative, the 707 Hub is open to all graduate students, and we encourage a cross disciplinary approach to solving problems. Here you will find free tools and resources to help with prototyping, such as sewing machines and 3D printers, access to mentors to help with idea development, and opportunities to pitch for non-equity seed funding through the Brewed Ideas Challenge. Additionally, graduate students can sell their products on our new Student Made Marquette site and start growing their business right here on campus! Whether you are launching a new product, technology, or a way to improve campus or the community, Innovation Starts Here! Reach out to us to talk more about moving your ideas forward.


Graduate School Assistantships
Zilber Hall, Room 205
(414) 288-7137

Assistantships provide graduate students with financial support and offer teaching and research opportunities to support academic and professional goals. Marquette University offers assistantships in the form of: Graduate Assistant, Graduate Teaching, Graduate Research, and Graduate Service. Be sure to apply when completing your Graduate School application.

Please note: Marquette University does not subsidized health insurance to graduate assistants and fellows and does not offer a health insurance plan to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. All international students are required to have acceptable year-round health insurance coverage for their entire period of studies (learn more here).

The Graduate School does provide stipend supplements to all those being paid through the formal title of Graduate Assistant/Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant/Fellow at Marquette University. This stipend supplement can be used to help offset health insurance costs, or it can be used for other expenses, at the discretion of the student.


Office of the Bursar
Zilber Hall, Room 121
(414) 288-4000

The Office of Student Financial Aid provides information on federal and alternate loans and on-campus employment.

  • Submit your FAFSA
  • On Campus Employment (Admitted and currently enrolled Marquette students)


Emergency Grant Aid

Emergency grant aid (Bo & Candy Ellis Student Success Fund) aims to help in emergency situations that may affect a student’s ability to continue their academic progress. The goal is to provide students with emergency grant aid to reimburse emergency expenses and help continue their academic journey at Marquette. 


Graduate School
Zilber Hall, Room 205
(414) 288-7137

Institutional aid is available to students in many graduate programs. The most common types of aid are graduate assistantships (both teaching and research), tuition scholarships, fellowships, and travel awards.

For questions regarding financial aid, please see our Financial Aid FAQs page.


Merit-based Aid

Various graduate programs offer merit-based aid (assistantships and scholarships) to students. Be sure to contact your department of study to inquire if your program is eligible for these funds.

Deadlines: For priority consideration, applications are due in the Graduate School by 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

For Aid During:

Following Academic Year

Summer Session

Spring Semester

File All Materials by this date:

February 15th

April 15th

November 15th

Admitted and continuing students:

Complete the financial aid application for current students by the established financial aid deadlines.

New students:

  • Select the financial aid check box on the Graduate School application for admission form to apply for tuition scholarships or
  • There are no additional forms to submit to apply for merit-based aid.
  • If your program has an earlier admission application deadline than the established financial aid deadline above, your deadline to apply for financial aid is your admission deadline.
  • Your application must be complete and received by the Graduate School to be considered for aid.

**Employees and individuals eligible for tuition remission:

Marquette University employees and their family members, and certain non-employees, who receive tuition benefits (such as faculty remission, employee remission, spousal remission, dependent/child remission, or non-employee remission) are not eligible to receive Graduate School-funded tuition scholarships in addition to their remission benefits. However, they can apply for and receive graduate assistantships if they decline their remission benefits, and meet all assistantship eligibility requirements as stated in the Rules and Guidelines for Graduate Assistantships.


Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Zilber Hall, Room 341
(414) 288-7200

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) recognizes there are funding opportunities for students that are required to be administered by the university (e.g., National Institutes of Health NRSA, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, American Heart Association, etc.) or grant opportunities that would be in the student’s best interest to be established in a university grant account (e.g., when other students will be hired, when participant incentives need to be paid, etc.). To this end, ORSP will only work with students in these particular cases and ORSP reserves the right to make the determination as to whether or not ORSP should be involved in the
application/award process.

Additional student resources supported by ORSP include:

  • Current funding opportunities under the sub-section: FINDING FUNDING (Student Opportunities)
  • Pivot subscription, a user-friendly, searchable funding database. Students can search for funding, create continuously updated searches with weekly notifications, and see who on campus might also share the same research interests.


Stipend Information
Graduate School
Zilber Hall, Room 205
(414) 288-7137

Graduate students with assistants receive a monthly stipend in return for their work. Students receiving stipends are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit. For more information on pay range, distribution, and direct deposit, please visit our stipend information page.


Trinity Fellows Program
707 Building, Room 303

The Trinity Fellows Program is a graduate fellowship program dedicated to developing urban leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice. Fellows participate in a 21-month study/work program while earning a master's degree in one of fourteen fields of study.