Claremont Graduate University offers financial support to assist students in the pursuit of their degrees. A typical financial aid package awards qualified students a tuition fellowship, federal student loans, and work-study. The award of institutional aid (tuition fellowships) is decided by the Department of Religion, and is competitive and merit based. The most qualified students are offered a full-fellowship, but nearly all students receive some percentage of institutional aid. In some cases, students are also offered a research assistantship with a small accompanying stipend. Information on current tuition and fees, government-sponsored educational assistance, and other outside funding sources may be located through the Office of Student Financing.