Financing Your Graduate Education Series

Are you considering attending graduate school in the future? A graduate degree is a great investment in your future and can lead to higher lifetime earnings than someone without a graduate degree. But before you submit your application you should really ask yourself:

  • How much does your chosen graduate program cost?
  • How you will pay for your graduate degree?
  • How do different funding options affect me and my future?

UH Saves Day

Our nation’s personal savings rate is one of the lowest of developed countries. Most of us are not saving enough for retirement and many of us do not have an emergency fund for unanticipated expenses such as a car accident. Our own UHM students graduate with an average debt of $14,818 (class of 2008).

We will join thousands of Americans in a national campaign to save for big items such as a home, education, or retirement or for smaller accounts like an emergency fund. Since 2007, an annual event in February has been dedicated to promoting savings, reducing debt, and building wealth. More than 1,000 non profit organizations, companies, government agencies, educational institutions, religious institutions, and unions are involved in this project.