Role-based opportunities that offer a reduced fee for CFA® Institute Educational Programs

CFA Institute scholarships are part of the commitment to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. CFA Institute scholarships help make the CFA® charter more attainable and give more people an opportunity to advance their career. 

Explore Available Scholarships 

The variety of scholarships allow more people to participate in CFA Program. View the full list of scholarships below. All scholarships include a waived enrollment fee and discounted registration. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, allowing candidates to select from multiple upcoming exam offerings.

All registration fees shown are net of any local VAT, Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any other sales tax payable by the candidate in their country of residence. Where CFA® Institute is required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the fees shown during the payment/checkout process. 

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  Who Is This For? Registration Discount
Access Scholarship For individuals who may not be able to afford the program fees and have not yet registered for their next exam. Exam registration reduced to USD300
Women's Scholarship For women who are interested in earning the CFA charter, do not qualify for other CFA Institute scholarships, and have not yet registered for their next exam.  Exam registration reduced to USD400
Student Scholarship For students currently attending an affiliated university and have not yet registered for their next exam. Exam registration reduced to USD400
Professor Scholarship For full-time college/university professors or administrators/department heads who teach a minimum number of credit hours at qualified institutions and have not yet registered for their next exam. Exam registration reduced to USD400
Regulator Scholarship For employees of financial regulators, central banks, securities commissions, qualifying stock exchanges, SROs and/or government entities. Specifically, those entities that oversee or regulate operations, standards of practice or business conduct of the investment management industry and which have entered into a program agreement with CFA Institute. Exam registration reduced to USD400


*The media scholarship is no longer accepting new applicants. Please review the scholarships above and apply to one of our other scholarship options.


Additional information on CFA Institute Scholarships are availavle through this link: https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/programs/cfa/scholarships