There are funding opportunities available to a limited number of qualified graduate students. In general, provisional students are not eligible for assistantships until they have met the provisional requirements. A student receiving an assistantship or stipend must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Funding and assistantships are typically available for the initial fall and spring semester of the program.
Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office for needs based assistance and additional funding opportunities.
A limited number of departmental assistantships are available to qualified students. These assistantships provide the student with a taxable stipend typically payable in twice monthly installments during the academic year, and a tuition scholarship. The student receiving a graduate assistantship is required to work a specified time contingent on the level of funding awarded.
Scottish Rite Fellowships
Scottish Rite fellowships are reserved for Virginia residents who intend to work with language impaired children. This award is a stipend only, with no tuition payment. Duties related to the Scottish Rite Program are required and typically average 6-8 hours per week. Recipients are required to participate in the Scottish Rite Practicum.
*The actual award amounts and availability may vary from year to year.
All admitted graduate students are considered for all available departmental funding opportunities. No application is necessary. Funding awards are merit based and selected from the degree candidates on the basis of undergraduate and graduate cumulative grade point averages, GPA in major and GRE scores; and training experience and interests.