Student Eligibility for Financial Aid

To qualify for financial aid, a student must satisfy all of the following conditions. More detailed eligibility information can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Admission as a degree-seeking graduate student
  • Enrollment on at least a half-time basis; some programs may require full-time enrollment
  • Good academic standing
  • Making satisfactory academic progress

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships in teaching, research or administration are available from time to time each semester for 10 to 12 qualified students when financial resources are available. The average amount of financial assistance granted each student selected is $2,000 for the academic year.

Assistantships offer students the opportunity to enrich and enhance their expertise and learning and / or gain additional experience in his / her chosen profession. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Criteria: Must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking graduate student taking a minimum of six and a maximum of nine credit hours in the semester of the award.

Application Procedures

For a graduate assistantship application contact the Office of Graduate Studies or the graduate program coordinator for the program of your interest.

Submit the application along with the following:

  • Scores from the standardized test required for program admission
  • Graduate grade point average
  • Undergraduate grade point average
  • Two letters of reference
  • An essay explaining how the award will further career goals
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