The Chicago School offers flexible scheduling options, making it possible for many students to work part time (or even full time) while in graduate school. This enables them to reduce the amount they need to borrow and keep their post-graduate debt level low. Opportunities include:

Graduate Assistant Program:

Skill-based opportunities that pay $10/hour for 10-20 hours of work a week. These opportunities include:

  • Faculty and Teaching assistantships
  • Research assistantships
  • Professional assistantships
  • Community assistantships

Many assistantships are funded through the Work-Study Program (WS), but students not eligible for WS may also be considered for assistantships and can be hired as part-time employees.

Employer-Assisted Tuition Reimbursement Plans:

Some employers assist with tuition costs for work-related graduate study. If you are currently employed, contact your Human Resources department to find out whether your organization offers a tuition assistance benefit.