CFA Program Access Scholarships provide financial support to those who may be unable to afford the full price for program enrollment and exam registration.
The scholarship covers the one-time CFA Program enrollment fee (if applicable) and reduces the exam registration fee (includes access to the curriculum eBook) to US$250.*
Applicants must meet all CFA Program enrollment requirements.
Review the requirements
Access Scholarships are awarded on or before 1 December, to be applied to exams in the following year. Access Scholarship recipients may apply the award to the
- June exam (Levels I, II, and III)
- December exam (Level I only)
You must wait until scholarship notifications occur in December 2018 before you register for the 2018 June exam, or you will be ineligible for the scholarship and your application will be voided.
Because scholarship notifications occur after the early exam registration deadline has passed, CFA Institute offers a US$150 credit toward the June exam registration fee for those applicants
who do not receive an Access Scholarship but
who still wish to register for the June 2018 exam. The credit is applied during the exam registration checkout/payment process.*
- After you
submit your scholarship application, you cannot make changes.
- If your financial situation changes,
you may withdraw your application from consideration
before 1 October of the year in which you applied.
- If you receive a scholarship and register for the exam,
you must sit for that exam or you may be ineligible for future Access Scholarships.
Access Scholarship Official Rules (PDF)