Graduate School Scholarship Search allows current and prospective graduate and professional students to hunt for private scholarships. The search tool boasts more than 850,000 scholarships that amount to $1 billion.

Currently, only 15 percent of graduate students’ costs are covered by grants, fellowships, scholarships or tuition waivers, according to Sallie Mae’s recent inaugural report, How America Pays for Graduate School. That’s much lower compared with college students, who cover 35 percent of education costs with scholarships and grants, as reported by the loan company’s survey on How America Pays for College.

Visit USANews to read about a few approaches to consider when tracking down free money to pay for an advanced degree.