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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 USD300.
  2. Application Window

    Two application windows will be offered for the Access scholarship during this program year (20 September 2023 – 31 August 2024).

    The first scholarship application window is now closed. You can expect a decision no later than 15 December 2023.

    The second cycle will open 24 January 2024.

  3. Eligibility Requirements

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

Providing knowingly false or misleading information in applying for an Access Scholarship is a violation of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. If we suspect your answers are inaccurate, deceptive, or untruthful, you may be subject to an investigation by the CFA Institute Professional Conduct Program. Disciplinary sanctions may include a suspension or prohibition from participating in the CFA Program. You also may become ineligible to receive scholarships in the future.

The first scholarship application window is now closed. You can expect a decision no later than 15 December 2023. The second cycle will open 24 January 2024.


The first scholarship application window is now closed. You can expect a decision no later than 15 December 2023.

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. All decisions are final.


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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