Once you’ve received a bachelor’s degree and you’ve made the decision to continue your studies, it’s even more important to know how you’ll fund your education.
Contrary to popular belief, there are several options for graduate student financial aid. Whether you’re looking for a graduate assistantship to help ease the weight of tuition or you’re considering taking out student loans, you’ll find the answers to your questions right here.
Graduate Cost of Attendance
Click here for estimated 2017-18 Graduate Cost of Attendance.
Graduate assistants at the University of Montevallo are students first and employees second. They have as their primary focus advanced study and ultimately the completion of a graduate degree. Therefore, the services they provide as graduate assistants should complement professional development in their chosen fields of study.
Graduate assistants are employed on a semester basis and may be continued for no longer than three calendar years. They must maintain the cumulative 3.0 grade point average required of all graduate students and must perform satisfactorily in the judgment of the employing department and supervisor.
Graduate assistants not completing practicum or internship requirements may not be permitted to work beyond an average of twenty (20) hours per week.
Complete information on Graduate Assistantships is available in the Financial Information and Services chapter of the Graduate Bulletin.
GRADUATE HONORS SCHOLARSHIP – DEADLINE: JULY 1
Guidelines for First Time Applicants to the Graduate Honors Scholarship Program:
- Completed application
- Official transcripts sent from all institutions attended
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE),
- Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or GMAT (for MBA students) scores sent
- Submit a letter of professional intent, including a
statement of career goals
- Submit three letters of recommendation covering academic ability, personal qualities, and professional qualifications
Please do not resend transcripts or test scores if the Office of Graduate Studies has already received those items for admissions purposes.
Letters of recommendation and a letter of professional intent should accompany the application, and should be submitted in a completed packet to Graduate Admissions and Records for consideration.
The Graduate Honors Scholarship is awarded each Fall. Students may choose to use the award for fall and/or spring semesters.
Note: In order to be eligible for consideration, each student must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and a minimum of 1100/old format or 302/new format on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE, a minimum of 407 on the MAT, or a 550 on the GMAT (for MBA students).
Please note that the selection of scholarship recipients and amount of the award is made in each department and is based upon scholarship money available to that department. A student who meets all scholarship requirements is not guaranteed an award and receiving the scholarship one semester does not guarantee an award for future semesters.
Only students who have been admitted to a graduate program may be considered for the scholarship.
All students applying for the GHS for the first time must meet the above requirements and complete this application. Only completed application packets will be processed.
Renewal requests are no longer required for students currently enrolled in graduate courses as completed scholarship packets are processed and sent to department chairs for review each semester. However, students who change programs or plan to apply to another program after graduation should reapply for the scholarship.
Please mail completed packets to:
University of Montevallo
Station 6351, Hill House
Montevallo, AL 35115
MCNAIR PROGRAM – APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED YEAR-ROUND
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to provide effective preparation for doctoral study for low-income, first generation, and underrepresented undergraduate students. Selection as a McNair Scholar is the result of a competitive process to participate in a program that prepares them for success in graduate school. The scholarship is awarded annually to graduate students who successfully participated in the McNair Scholars Program and are in good academic standing. Scholarship awards may be renewed annually for a maximum of 2 years.
Visit the Student Financial Services page for information about student loans.
Graduate Student Research/Conference Funding
Funding is set aside each year for graduate students to conduct research or present work at academic conferences. Requests for awards should be approved by your faculty advisor, endorsed by the department chair, and delivered to the Office of Graduate Admissions and Records. The application should include a proposed projected budget of expenses, information about department cost sharing, and specific travel details (if travel is involved).
Fall Term: September 15
Spring Term: February 1