Attain your dream of a GIA education with the help of a scholarship, grant, or loan. GIA also accepts outside sources to fund your education, including vocational rehabilitation and Veterans’ benefits.
We encourage our students to apply for assistance.

U.S. Federal Financial Aid for
On-Campus Programs

To be eligible to receive financial aid in the form of Federal student loans and grants, you must meet all of the following requirements:



GIA-administered merit-based are available for the GIA Carlsbad Campus to qualified applicants.

  • Applicants are considered for all available scholarships. 
  • GIA Scholarship award recipients are only eligible for one scholarship award per year. 
  • All applications are submitted through the GIA “online” scholarship portal. 
  • Applications are accepted ONLY during the application period.    
  • Merit-based Scholarship application requirements and eligibility

The number of scholarships awarded, as well as the amount of each award, will vary by campus location, and the number of qualified applicants received.

GIA merit-based scholarship application cycles are open during these months:

  • September 1 – 30 (for start dates between January and June the following year)
  • March 1 – 31 (for start dates between July and December the same year)


These scholarships are available year-round for On Campus programs at the GIA New York Campus for those that qualify. Scholarships are available for Graduate Gemologist and Jewelry Design & Technology programs. 

A scholarship application is not required; however, you may be required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) application and or provide proof of eligibility. If eligible, our Financial Assistance team will assist with awarding.