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Scholarships

CFA Institute scholarships are part of our commitment to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. Our scholarships help make the CFA® charter more attainable and give more people an opportunity to advance their career. 
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Explore Available Scholarships 

Our variety of scholarships allow more people to participate in CFA Program. View our full list of scholarships below or take advantage of our scholarship assessment tool to find the scholarship best suited for you. All scholarships include a waived enrollment fee and discounted registration. 

Who Is This For? Registration Discount Application Deadline
Access Scholarship For individuals who may not be able to afford the program fees. Applicants must meet all CFA Program enrollment requirements.  Exam registration reduced to USD250 The scholarship application will be open from mid-April through 15 September.
Women's Scholarship For women who are interested in earning the CFA charter, do not qualify for other CFA Institute scholarships, and have not yet registered for their next exam.  Exam registration reduced to USD350 Applications will be accepted for the December 2020 exam cycle beginning on 5 February 2020.
Student Scholarship For students currently attending an affiliated university and have not yet registered for their next exam. Exam registration reduced to USD350 8 August for the December 2020 exam.
Professor Scholarship For full-time college/university professors or administrators/department heads who teach a minimum number of credit hours at qualified institutions and have not yet registered for their next exam. Exam registration reduced to USD350 15 August for the December 2020 exam.
Regulator Scholarship For full-time, qualified employees of non-profit entities that supervise or regulate the operations, standards of practice, or business conduct of the investment management industry and have not yet registered for their next exam. Exam registration reduced to USD350 15 August for the December 2020 exam.
Media Scholarship Full-time or contract employees of media organizations that communicate and distribute financial news, data, and education and have not yet registered for their next exam. Exam registration reduced to USD350 15 August for the December 2020 exam.

Benefits for US Service Members and Veterans

US Service Member

CFA Institute accommodates veterans and promotes our designation within the service. US military ranks of E-5 and above are designated as leadership positions; four years of this work experience would qualify as the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree for entry into CFA Program.

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US service members or veterans can receive tuition reimbursement for CFA Program through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. 

Take the Next Step in Your Career

Ready to earn a charter and join the ranks of elite investment professionals? If you are registering for the Level I exam for the first time, you must enroll in CFA Program as part of exam registration. Follow the below link to create an account, and we will connect you with everything you need to prepare.

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