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Financial Resources

There are a variety of resources available to students in our graduate and undergraduate programs, including Fellowships, Scholarships, and GRAs. Below are some of the funding opportunities available to students in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning. Information on tuition and fees can be found here.

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

One of the best financial options available to students in the western states is the Western Regional Graduate Program. Part of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), the WRGP offers in-state tuition to PSU students currently living in AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, SD, UT, WA, WY. All three of the TSUSP programs (MURP, MUS, and PhD) are eligible for this benefit. For more information, visit the WRGP  website. Students must be full-time, in good academic standing, and approved by the Office of Graduate Studies. Application forms should be submitted as soon as you receive notice of admission from PSU Admissions, if not before.

Visit the WRGP page for more information.

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs)

A limited number of TSUSP GRAs are awarded for the academic year as part of the admissions process.  These assistantships provide 9 credits of tuition remission and a monthly stipend.  In addition, assistantships are also available through ongoing and special projects of individual faculty members and research centers that are affiliated with the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning and the College of Urban and Public Affairs. 

Visit the Graduate Assistantships page for more information.

Scholarships and Fellowships

A number of scholarships and fellowships are available to students at the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning. These include those only for TSUSP students, those available to all CUPA students, and university wide opportunities.

Visit the Scholarships and Fellowships page for more information.

Potential Funding Sources for Urban Studies Dissertations & Theses

There are a variety of funding sources available to TSUSP students for Masters Theses and Dissertation research. These include both national, state, and local grants and other funding sources.

Visit the Potential Funding Sources page for more information.

Other Funding Resources

There are also a number of other sources of funding for your education and research at TSUSP. These include on campus employment opportunities, funding for travel to conferences, and others.

Visit the Other Funding Resources page for more information.