Scholarship Information

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

Access Scholarships (for CFA® Program Only)

The CFA® Program Access Scholarship is a needs-based opportunity for those unable to afford the full price of the enrollment and registration fees. The online application is available from 1 March – 15 September, for exams offered the following calendar year.

The Access Scholarship application window for 2019 exams is now open. Applications must be submitted no later than 15 September 2018, at which time CFA Institute and local societies will begin application review. Scholarships will be awarded by 1 December 2018.

Important Information

You must wait until scholarship notifications occur in December 2018 before you register for the 2019 June exam, or you will be ineligible for the scholarship and your application will be voided. Because scholarship notifications occur after the early exam registration deadline has passed, CFA Institute offers a US$150 credit toward the June exam registration fee for those applicants who do not receive an Access Scholarship but who still wish to register for the June 2019 exam. The credit is applied during the exam registration checkout/payment process. The December 2019 exam registration starts in January 2019, so this important information is only regarding the June 2019 exam.

Award Cycle

Access Scholarships are awarded on or before 1 December, to be applied to exams in the following year. Access Scholarship recipients may apply the award to the

2019 June exam (Levels I, II, and III) or
2019 December exam (Level I only)


CFA Program Access Scholarships

Information about other scholarships can be obtained from the CFA Institute ​website.

CFA Institute Scholarships