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 Scholarship Info - CFA Program Access Scholarship

The CFA Program scholarships contribute to CFA Institute's mission to lead the investment profession globally by setting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence, which includes offering educational opportunities. Access Scholarships provide needs-based scholarship opportunity for those who are unable to afford the full price of the CFA Program enrollment and registration fees. Access Scholarship awards reduce CFA Program enrollment and exam registration fees to $250.

To view more details regarding the CFA Program Access Scholarships - click here!

The second application window is now open and will close at midnight ET on February 14th. Once your application has been processed, you will be notified of the review decision by email no later than March 31, 2023.

CFA Institute shall award Access Scholarships in its sole discretion and all decisions are final. Scholarship recipients must register for a CFA Program exam within the timeframe provided and before the expiration date listed in the scholarship award email expires. Registered candidates receive a copy of the corresponding digital curriculum at a discounted cost as set by CFA Institute. A print version of the curriculum may be purchased for the additional fee applicable to all exam candidates. For future examinations (for the same or another level), recipients must apply and be selected again to receive a new scholarship. Recipients are responsible for their own passport fees, travel arrangements, expenses, incidentals, and supplemental study courses and materials.

Awards may not be sold, transferred, deferred, or assigned and are not convertible to cash. 

Recipients are provided a defined window of time (seven months) in which they must enroll for a CFA Program exam before the expiration date listed in the scholarship award email expires. 

If a recipient registers for an exam for which he/she receives a Scholarship and fails to appear for that exam, he/she may be ineligible to receive future Scholarships. 

Scholarship recipient consents to his/her pass/fail results being shared with the Society from which he/she received the Scholarship.

All CFA Program registration fees are non-refundable. If any candidate who applied for the Access Scholarship register for a CFA Program exam while their application is pending, they will have demonstrated their ability to pay the examination fees, and their scholarship application will be voided.

If you have any questions about the CFA Access Scholarship process, please contact us.​

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