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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Awards specific to students in the master's program in speech-language pathology:

  • Topeka Valley Scottish Rite: a $5,000 scholarship with preference given to students intending to work with children in Kansas after graduation. (details)

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) and Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) Positions available to M.A. speech-language pathology students:
The number and type of these positions in the program vary from year to year. (GTA details and GRA details)

  • Child Development Lab GRA
    KU Medical Center, pending funding. Details will be posted after April 15, 2019.

  • Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies GRA
    Currently not accepting applications for 2019-2020 school year.
  • Measuring Early Communication in Students with Autism project GRA
    KU Lawrence Campus. Preference given to Ph.D. students. Details will be posted if/when position is accepting applications.

Projects and Traineeships
The number of projects and traineeships may vary from year to year. A project-specific application, additional coursework, or previous training may be required for eligibility. Some examples are listed below:

  • Center for Child Health Development Traineeships
    KU Medical Center campus (details)

  • Juniper Gardens Children's Project offers employment opportunities and postdoctoral research positions for KU students. Located in Kansas City, Kansas, the project began in the mid-1960s when residents of Northeast Kansas City, Kansas, joined with KU faculty to address concerns about child development in a low-income community. Its goal is to improve children's developmental and educational experiences. (details)

External Opportunities
Graduate speech-language pathology scholarships are also available through external opportunities (details)

See also: Scholarships offered by the School of Health Professions for current students

Apply for Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Students should not wait to be accepted into an academic program to begin the financial aid process. Even if the application deadline for the intended program is later in the year, students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1 priority deadline. Some financial aid grants and low interest loans have limited funding. After the priority deadline, any remaining financial aid will be awarded as available.

Even if financial aid will not be requested, students are encouraged to file the FAFSA annually (same timeline as above). The School of Health Professions has scholarship funds (awarded in the spring for the next academic year starting in fall) for students based on merit, financial need, or both. The FAFSA enables the School to consider all scholarship funds available. The FAFSA must be completed annually.

The total financial aid award package, including scholarships, loans, or need-based aid, cannot be finalized until the student's application materials and fee have been received and acceptance to KU has been completed.

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Scottish Rite Opportunities
Scholarship opportunities sponsored by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry are available to students in KU programs who meet the academic and community service requirements. Details

Financial Aid, Awards and Funding Opportunities

Fellowships at the Graduate Level
To be considered for nomination for these highly competitive fellowships, submit a completed graduate application online by the application deadline. Awards are determined on the basis of merit competition.

Employment Opportunities and Federal Work Study

KU and the KU Medical Center offer student employment which could include tuition assistance. For the most current listings, see and Positions through the Lawrence campus may also be found under the Institute for Life Span Studies. Federal Work Study is a federally subsidized program designed to promote part-time employment of financially eligible students to help avoid excessive debt while in school.

Student Loans
Please see the Office of Student Financial Aid (KU Lawrence campus) and the Department of Student Financial Aid (KU Medical Center) for information about student loan options.

Through the years, KU alumni and friends have made gifts for the purpose of providing low-interest loans to deserving students. These loans are available to students who are currently enrolled at KU in a degree-seeking program. Grade point average and other requirements apply. Details

Last modified: Mar 12, 2019

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January 15 for summer or fall semester admission. Due to the competitive nature of admission to this program, all materials must be received by the deadline to qualify for consideration. Official transcripts will be requested later during the admission process.