Some graduate programs allow you to work for a tuition reimbursement, called a graduate assistantship.
Additionally there may be scholarship, teaching assistantship positions, and tuition reimbursement programs.
If you are going to be working full time, you might check with your employer when it comes to financial assistance. Also reach out to the admitting schools, Financial Aid Office, they will provide the best guidance on loan options, scholarships, and other ways to best fit this continued education experience into your financial plan.
Many people will indicate that graduate and professional school are the same or use the terms interchangeably, however there are differences.
Typically professional school is reserved for continuing education programs at institutions that have a defined technical set of certificates and degrees needed for the profession. This includes Law School, Veterinary School, Medical School, etc.
Graduate school is less defined into a pathway towards a profession including a Master's of Accounting, Master's of Higher Education, or Master's of Arts in English. Through these various graduate school degree programs, as a student, you can pursue many different career options.
This is a question that comes up a lot when applying to graduate or professional school.
A CV (Curriculum vitae) is a document that contains all of your professional and education history. This could include all of your work experience, volunteer work, and clubs/organization participation.
A resume is a shorter document that contains pertient information to what career or job the application is being submitted towards. The resume should really be 1-2 pages and include information about past work experience and tailored to fit the job description.
You do not have to go directly into graduate or professional school after your undergraduate degree. Some professions do require continuing education in order to practice or obtain the career/position. If you choose to take time before pursuing your next degree, you are able to do so.