Scholarships and Financial Assistance
To assist with the cost of tuition, we have scholarship and financial assistance opportunities available for students.
Graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) and graduate research assistantship (GRA) positions
A limited number of graduate teaching and graduate research assistant positions are available each year, including a graduate teaching assistant position within the Hearing and Speech Clinic at KU Medical Center. The number and type of these available positions may vary from year to year.
- Workday: KU Medical Center campus employment positions for students.
- Work at KU: KU Lawrence campus employment positions for students.
Projects and Traineeships
The number of projects and traineeships vary from year to year. A project-specific application, additional coursework, and/or previous training may be required for eligibility. Some examples are listed below:
- Veterans Administration Hospital Traineeship
Kansas City, Mo. and Topeka, Kansas
- Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities
KU Medical Center campus, Kansas City, Kansas
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
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.
To be considered, submit a completed graduate application online by the application deadline. Awards are determined on the basis of merit competition.
- Bilingual Therapist Graduate Scholarships
- ASHA Minority Student Leadership Program Award
- Local and national awards provided by organizations such as Sertoma, American Speech-language Hearing Association, AMBUCS, CAPCSD and others.
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 Life Span Institute.
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.
- KU Lawrence Campus Federal Work Study Job Listings
- KU Medical Center Federal Work Study Job Listings
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.
Financial Aid, Awards and Funding Opportunities
- Department of Student Financial Aid (KU Medical Center campus)
- Funding Opportunities – Office of Graduate Studies (Lawrence campus)
- KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Office of Graduate Affairs (Lawrence campus)