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CFA Program - Access Scholarship​​

​CFA Institute offers a needs-based scholarship opportunity for those unable to afford the full price of the CFA Program enrollment and registration fees. These scholarships are called Access Scholarships. Access Scholarship awards reduce CFA Program enrollment and exam registration fees to $250. Printed materials & shipping costs are not included in the scholarship award. If awarded, the scholarship will be valid for one year and awardees will have up to five exam windows to redeem their award (depending upon the exam level).

Access Scholarship StepsImportant Dates
Application window #1
January 10 - February 14, 2022
Review decision #1March 31, 2022
Application window #2
May 9 - June 13, 2022
​Review decision #2
​Approx July 29, 2022

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There are lots of rules! Click here to read them all

Be especially aware of the following: 

Apply for the scholarship, but DON'T register for the exam until the winners are announced, or you will be "ineligible for the scholarship" and your application will be voided. 

While financial need will be strongly considered, awards may be based on a combination of factors, including financial need; the academic, professional, or other accomplishments of the candidate; obstacles overcome by the candidate; contributions to the local community; the candidate's interest in pursuing the CFA charter; and other personal characteristics that indicate the individual is a strong candidate to receive an Access Scholarship and become a CFA charterholder.

Information about additional CFA Insitute Scholarships can be found here.


Kaplan Schweser CFA Society Scholarships

During each award period, CFA Exam Candidates are eligible to receive free Schweser Study Tools for the CFA Exam. Local winners will be chosen randomly from among those who attend Exam Open House & Study Group Kick-Off events. See the Educational Support page to learn more.