CFA Program Access Scholarships

The CFA Institute Access Scholarship Program is designed to make CFA® Program more available to individuals who may not be able to afford the full program fees. Two scholarship application windows will be offered in 2022, which will give candidates greater flexibility to choose the exam window that fits their needs.

Features of Access Scholarship

  • Access Scholarship provides needs-based scholarship opportunities for those unable to afford the full price of the CFA Program enrolment and registration fees.
  • Currently registered candidates are not eligible to apply.  Applicants must meet all CFA Program enrolment requirements.
  • Program enrollment fee is waived and the exam registration fee is reduced to USD250 (includes access to the digital curriculum).
  • Awards can be applied to any CFA Program level, which will be valid for one year.
  • Applicants must submit the online application via the CFA Institute website by the deadline.
  • Details of the Access Scholarship are available on the CFA Institute website.  Please read the full Access Scholarship Rules.


The application window for the Access Scholarship opens on 9 May until 13 June 2022.  The review decision will be made no later than 31 July 2022.

Access Scholarship Review Cycles in 2022

 Cycle 1Cycle 2
Access Applications Open10-Jan-229-May-22
Access Applications Close14-Feb-2213-Jun-22
Access Awards Begin15-Feb-2214-Jun-22
Access Awards Close31-Mar-2231-Jul-22
Prep for Next CycleApr-22Aug-22
Award Expiration31-Mar-2331-Jul-23
Award Exam Availability
(Exam Details)

Aug 22, Nov 22,
Feb 23, May 23, Aug 23
Nov 22, Feb 23,
May 23, Aug 23, Nov 23