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The cost of an interior design education can be astronomical. If you find the cost of tuition rather daunting, look for assistance in the form of scholarships at interior design schools. Most schools, both public and private, have money set aside specifically for their interior design students. Many interior design scholarships have requirements which may include any combination of a minimum grade point average, faculty sponsorship, essay submission, and design submissions. If you are applying to interior design schools that do not have scholarships, you can still look elsewhere. The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA at www.ifda.org) is one professional organization which has a number of interior design scholarships ranging from $1000 to $3000 in grant money.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|