Learn 100% online from anywhere in the world. Enroll today!


What is Stipend?

Stipend is a periodic payment that is provided to an individual, usually awarded for the pursuit of a particular interest. Stipends are commonly paid to trainees, interns or students with scholarships. While sometimes the word stipend is used interchangeably with salary, they are different. Salary is compensation paid in exchange for work produced. Stipend is compensation that is given to aid in the pursuit of a particular interest. There are some cases of salaried employees who are awarded a stipend to be used to attend conferences, buy books and other forms of personal professional development

Additional Resources

CFI is a global provider of financial modeling courses and of the FMVA Certification. CFI’s mission is to help all professionals improve their technical skills. If you are a student or are looking for a career change, the CFI website has a multitude of free resources to help you jumpstart your Career in Finance. If you seek to improve your technical skills check out some of our most popular courses. Below are some additional resources for you to further explore:

  • Careers 
  • CFI’s Most Popular Courses
  • All CFI Resources
  • Finance Terms


The Financial Modeling Certification