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I'm trying to compile a list of schools that tend to be generous with funding (e.g., tuition waivers for the out-of-state portion, tuition remission, assistantships, etc.). If you've been awarded funding or know of programs that fit this criterion, feel free to add to this list. You can also share your stats.

Current List:

  • Texas Christian University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Maryland

Thanks so much!

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I received funding from Arizona State last year. However, it's very selective and only 4-5 students out of the cohort received any funding (out of 45).

My out-of-state tuition was waived and half of in-state tuition was covered. I also receive a stipend for living costs. :)

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I do not know when your application season is, but I would look into FAFSA and applying as an independent. There is a chance you get awarded funding through them.

I would also looking into general scholarships. I.e. ones for all master students, general scholarship websites, sorority or fraternity based ones for continuing education.

You can also look into your state's SLP loan forgiveness policies. 

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12 minutes ago, lasmith said:

I do not know when your application season is, but I would look into FAFSA and applying as an independent. There is a chance you get awarded funding through them.

I would also looking into general scholarships. I.e. ones for all master students, general scholarship websites, sorority or fraternity based ones for continuing education.

You can also look into your state's SLP loan forgiveness policies. 

Regarding FAFSA, I believe graduate students only qualify for loans (and perhaps work study opportunities) -- unless some schools award need-based scholarships? Thanks for the info, though!

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6 minutes ago, PomegranateMcGee said:

Regarding FAFSA, I believe graduate students only qualify for loans (and perhaps work study opportunities) -- unless some schools award need-based scholarships? Thanks for the info, though!

Interesting. I was under a different impression and have heard stories of people having FAFSA fund their graduate studies.

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23 minutes ago, lasmith said:

Interesting. I was under a different impression and have heard stories of people having FAFSA fund their graduate studies.

As far as I know, FAFSA for grad students is just loans and work study, no grants/scholarships. I got a merit scholarship through my school but that was separate.

The one exception I can think of is special funding for members of the military or people with other special circumstances (can't remember any others off the top of my head). It's possible those groups of people may have received grants through FAFSA and ended up fully funded.

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I was recently accepted to Texas Christian with 80% funding (and possibly more to come, depending on how much funding the department can get) for an 8 hour graduate assistantship. The fee per credit hour is obviously much higher than public school programs but this is still comparably an amazing funding opportunity for someone like me who's paying for undergrad and grad alone/with student loans. It is a highly competitive program though with a small number of seats available, and I'm still shocked to have gotten one. I'm not sure if they offer everyone they accept the same kind of funding, but I know that all who end up attending receive the funding.

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Just now, doodlydoe said:

I was recently accepted to Texas Christian with 80% funding (and possibly more to come, depending on how much funding the department can get) for an 8 hour graduate assistantship. The fee per credit hour is obviously much higher than public school programs but this is still comparably an amazing funding opportunity for someone like me who's paying for undergrad and grad alone/with student loans. It is a highly competitive program though with a small number of seats available, and I'm still shocked to have gotten one. I'm not sure if they offer everyone they accept the same kind of funding, but I know that all who end up attending receive the funding.

Congrats! Would you mind sharing your stats?

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13 minutes ago, PomegranateMcGee said:

Congrats! Would you mind sharing your stats?

Let me PM you

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I completed the FAFSA when I applied to grad school for my SLP degree. I was only offered loans😔but was able to get a work study job(10 hours a week) for my first year. It helped with the incidentals.

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On 3/4/2019 at 11:45 AM, snoves said:

I received funding from Arizona State last year. However, it's very selective and only 4-5 students out of the cohort received any funding (out of 45).

My out-of-state tuition was waived and half of in-state tuition was covered. I also receive a stipend for living costs. :)

Were you in the PrISMS program or was this just funding from the university? I am hoping to accept my admissions to ASU, but am waiting until I have more funding information. 

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On 3/2/2019 at 2:03 PM, PomegranateMcGee said:

I'm trying to compile a list of schools that tend to be generous with funding (e.g., tuition waivers for the out-of-state portion, tuition remission, assistantships, etc.). If you've been awarded funding or know of programs that fit this criterion, feel free to add to this list. You can also share your stats.

So glad this thread exists!  It can be pretty hard to find information about which schools give funding and I was looking for a list like this when trying to decide where to apply.  I have pretty strong stats (GRE: 169/162, GPA: 3.93) and a somewhat unusual background for the field.  I'm a Washington state resident.  I'm still hearing back from schools, but so far the schools that I know will be affordable due to funding are:

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (combination of assistantship and fellowship should fully cover tuition for two years, plus stipend should cover cost of living, so basically fully funded)
  • Idaho State University, Meridian (low in-state tuition through WRGP, research assistantship should at least cover tuition if not more)

I'll try to update with any other offers if they come in.  I applied to most schools specifically because they seemed to have potential for funding, but I've only heard about funding from the two schools above.  My decision will be based almost entirely on the financial situation.  In case people are curious, the schools where I've been accepted but haven't received any information about funding are: University of Iowa, Purdue, Penn State, and University of Kansas.

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On 3/7/2019 at 3:04 PM, Emily T. said:

Were you in the PrISMS program or was this just funding from the university? I am hoping to accept my admissions to ASU, but am waiting until I have more funding information. 

I was accepted to PrISMS! Sorry for the late reply but if you're interested let me know and I can give you some info!

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