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Access Scholarship 

The CFA Institute Access Scholarship Program is designed to make CFA® Program more available to individuals who may not be able to afford the full program fees.

  1. Award Amount

    CFA Program enrollment fee is waived and exam registration is reduced to USD250.
  2. Application Window

    The scholarship application window is now open and will close at midnight ET on 14 February 2022. Once your application has been processed, you will be notified of a decision by email. You can expect a decision no later than 31 March 2022.
  3. Eligibility Requirements

    Applicants must meet the enrollment criteria and requirements for CFA Program.

Complete the Application

Login and complete the CFA Program Access Scholarship Application.

To improve the scholarship program experience a second application cycle will be offered this program year from 9 May – 13 June 2022.

Review decisions for the 10 January – 14 February 2022 cycle will be updated no later than 31 March 2022.

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.

Applications will be reviewed and awarded by CFA Institute.

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.

Enroll and Register