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 Scholarship Info

Scholarships for the CFA Program are available on a limited basis through some universities and CFA Institute.  

The scholarships cover the CFA Program enrollment fee and the registration fee is discounted. Scholarship recipients pay only the cost of the curriculum (US$250) plus any applicable taxes and import duties.  Scholarships cannot be deferred to another exam offering.

There are two types of scholarships available to interested applicants:

Access Scholarships
CFA Institute is making available a needs-based scholarship opportunity for those unable to afford the full price of the CFA Program enrollment and registration fees.  Scholarships can be used for any of the three CFA exam levels.  The deadline for submitting an Access Scholarship application is September 15, 2014 for all 2015 exams (same deadline for both June 2015 and December 2015 exams).  If awarded, the receiptient can apply the scholarship to either the June 2015 exam or the December 2015 exam.  Access Scholarship awards reduce CFA Program enrollment and exam registration fees to $250, including the CFA Program eBook.  More information, including the online application can be obtained here.

Awareness Scholarships
Awareness Scholarships are primarily awarded by college professors. Interested students should check with their college professors.  Scholarships can be used for any of the three CFA exam levels. The deadline for submitting an Awareness Scholarship application are in the February and September preceeding the exam date. Awareness Scholarship awards reduce CFA Program enrollment and exam registration fees to $350, including the CFA Program eBook. More information, including the online application can be obtained here.

More information about these scholarships can be obtained from the CFA Institute Website.

 CFA Program

Learn more from CFA Institute about the CFA designation and its significance.