James Madison University

Financial Aid

There are funding opportunities available to a limited number of qualified, full-time graduate students.  In general,  part-time students are not eligible for assistantships. 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. All students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid office at James Madison University for information on financial need-based assistance.

Assistantship Qualifications

All full-time, first year 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, GRE scores, and training experience and interests.


  • Our application process, for FALL 2016 admission, will begin October 1, 2015. We look forward to reviewing applications  in the next admissions cycle!
  • January 11
    Classes meet as scheduled
  • January 18, Monday
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Classes do not meet.
  • Open House
    February 12
    3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    HHS 1204
  • March 7-11
    Spring Break. Classes do not meet.
  • May 5-7
    Commencement Ceremonies
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