Financial Assistance

Thank you for your interest in studying at California State University, Fresno. Since any U.S. education can be expensive, we offer several ways to assist you with your educational expenses.

Our financial assistance is intended to help you, not pay for your entire cost of education. Full support scholarships are very difficult to obtain. Different forms of assistance are available.

Scholarships: Applications can be downloaded from the Scholarship Office website:

Assistantships: Apply directly to the graduate major department:

On-campus work: After one semester, you may apply for jobs on campus with approval of International Student Services and Programs.

There are other sources of financial aid information. The following publications can be found in large libraries, U.S. embassies, U.S. Information Service offices and/or overseas advising centers. Be sure to ask about national programs in your country as well.

Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals. Edited by Marie O'Sullivan, Institute of International Education, New York, 1996.

Scholarships and Grants for Study or Research in USA: A Scholarship Handbook for Foreign Nationals.  Third Edition, American Collegiate Service, Houston, Texas, 1996.

Encyclopedia of Organizations. See the chapter on Nationality Organizations and look for organizations from your country. Many will offer assistance or have scholarships.

Several U.S. organizations are worldwide and offer scholarships for international study. Contact local, national or regional offices of Rotary, Kiwanis, Fulbright and the Institute of International Education. The U.S. Agency for International Development Missions may have scholarships for degrees and academic training programs as well. The internet also includes sites where financial aid information can be obtained. Search,, and NAFSA - Association of International Educators: