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Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) and Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) Positions available to IPCD Ph.D. students:
The number and type of these positions in the program vary from year to year. (GTA details and GRA details)

Awards/Scholarships specific to students in the Ph.D. in speech-language pathology program:

  • Predoctoral Training in Language Impairment

Awards/Scholarships specific to students in the Ph.D. in audiology program:

  • June Miller Scholarship
    The June Miller Scholarship is presented to newly admitted Au.D. and/or Ph.D. in Audiology students who have demonstrated outstanding undergraduate performance and rank highly upon incoming students in the Au.D. or Ph.D. program. The scholarship may vary from $1,000 - $5,000 each year, however, there is no tuition reimbursement.  Students must maintain good standing in the graduate program. Awards are determined by faculty based on applicant rank upon review of graduate applications. Awardees will be notified prior to their first semester of enrollment.

Awards/Scholarships available to IPCD Ph.D. students:

  • Ringle/Norton Scholarship
    The Ringle/Norton Scholarship is presented to newly admitted Au.D., Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology, and/or Ph.D. in Audiology students who have demonstrated superior performance in their undergraduate program. The scholarship may vary from $1,000 - $10,000 each year, however, there is no tuition reimbursement. Students must maintain good standing in the graduate program. All doctoral applicants will be considered and awards are decided by faculty after reviewing graduate application materials. Awardees will be notified prior to their first semester of enrollment.

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:

  • Veterans Administration Hospital Traineeship
    Kansas City, Mo. and Topeka, Kan. (details)
  • Center for Child Health Development Traineeships
    KU Medical Center campus (details)

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


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 available 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 admission to KU has been completed.

Other Financial Aid Opportunities and Resources

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 jobs.ku.edu and careers.kumc.edu. 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.

In addition, the university posts many regular employment opportunities for both part-time and full-time positions. These usually do not offer tuition assistance. Search for openings at employment.ku.edu and/or KU Medical Center's Division of Human Resources.


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: Sep 07, 2018

Application deadline:
January 5

Although applications may be submitted at any time, January 5 is the deadline for priority status as it aligns with funding and scholarship availability. Students are encouraged to enter the program in the fall semester to align with funding consideration, cohort/orientation events, and program timing.

Program Overview

Eligibility and Requirements

Tuition, Costs & Financial Assistance

How to Apply

Curriculum

Technical Standards

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