Do you need help funding your graduate education? St. Cloud State University is committed to creating avenue to assist students financially as they pursue their dream of an educational degree.
The following resources are available:
You will find fall semester job postings starting in April. As a doctoral student, you are eligible to apply for doctoral and masters level graduate assistantship positions. The graduate assistantship application can be found online. Make sure you apply to several job postings.
Please note: You can apply for the positions even if you have not yet been officially admitted to the masters or doctoral program. However, you will need to be admitted when the position begins.
Areas on the SCSU campus that may seek our students as graduate assistants include:
Master's Graduate Assistantships
Master's graduate assistants receive a stipend (salary) ranging up to $10,000* depending on the number of hours of assignment and the length of the appointment. In addition to the stipend (salary), master's students receive tuition remission up to eight masters credits during fall and spring semester. Doctoral students receive tuition remission up to six doctoral credits during fall and spring semester.
Doctoral graduate assistants work 20 hours per week for a $15,000* stipend during the academic year with faculty members in instructional, administrative, or research areas. Graduate assistants receive a tuition waiver for six * doctoral credits during fall and spring semester.
*Graduate assistantship stipend and tuition waiver credits are subject to change.
Apply for SCSU
SCSU utilizes a scholarship management software called AcademicWorks to simplify and streamline the scholarship awards process. All scholarships at SCSU will be awarded using this system. You complete one online application and the system will automatically match student data information with relevant scholarships for which you qualify. You will be able to view and search all available scholarships, apply for those scholarships requiring additional information, view and accept scholarship offers, submit thank you letters, and view donor profiles. Scholarship deadlines typically range between February 1st and April 1st.
Here is partial list of scholarships:
Italian Cultural Center Scholarship (Deadline: January 16, 2015)
For students participating in the Critical Issues in Italian Higher Education study abroad course to Italy
SCSU can provide you with a general overview of Financial Aid programs and give you guidance in the application process. Review a Money Management tips and resources and stop in the Financial Aid Office to talk with a staff member about how to pay for school and keep you debt load down.
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Check with your Human Resource Office to determine if you are eligible for any type of tuition waiver.
MnSCU employees tuition waiver: employees are entitled to enroll in a limited number of courses on an annual basis at some MnSCU institutions without payment of tuition. See your union contract for specific benefit information or speak with an individual in the Human Resources Department at your institution.
The Office of Sponsored Programs has student Research Funding available each year to support academic research and creative activity by SCSU graduate students under the direction of a SCSU faculty member.