Applicants for the Doctor of Design Program (DDes) should be aware of the following aid options:

  1. All students admitted to the Doctor of Design program may have a portion of their tuition covered by GSD grant and/or GSD Teaching Fellowship during the first two years of the program, depending on other sources of financial aid.  While applicants do not need to apply for aid to receive the GSD support, the GSD Financial Aid Disclosure Form must be submitted before any awards can be offered. The form will be accessible through our online application system. This system will be available to prospective students in late January. You will receive an email to the address you utilized to submit your admissions application once the link goes live.  The GSD Financial Aid Disclosure Form must be completed by February 9, 2018.  GSD aid sources may be adjusted to reflect other sources of financial assistance.
  2. All DDes applicants are encouraged to review the options for Restricted Scholarships. To apply for these scholarships please indicate your interest on the financial aid disclosure form. You can find more information about this process on our Applying for Restricted Scholarships page. DDes students who are US citizens or permanent residents may also apply for federal awards by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For the 2018-2019 academic year, the FAFSA will be available online after 10/1/2017. Admitted students will be informed about their financial aid at the time of admission decisions provided they have applied by the February deadline.
  3. Also, please review our information about Outside Scholarships.
  4. Alternative loan options are also available for International and Domestic Students. Details are communicated to incoming students during the summer prior to enrollment.