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M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

Graduate Student Aid

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.

Student Loans

Visit the Student Aid Office page for information about student loans.

Graduate Cost of Attendance

Information about the cost of Graduate tuition and fees can be found Here.

Graduate Assistantships

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.

The Graduate Assistant (GA) will be paid up to $1,300 for the 1st year Fall semester depending on hours worked. Renewal for the following semester (1st year Spring) is dependent on quality of performance during the Fall semester and maintenance of 3.0 GPA. The GA must maintain documentation of work with individual faculty/staff members on a weekly basis. The GA will receive a pay check bi-weekly from the University and will need to complete a weekly timesheet.

Position notification will be awarded in the admissions offer or during orientation if all positions have not been filled.

Requirements
  • First year Graduate student in the 2-year M.S. SLP Program
  • Maintain minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Have these qualities: motivated self-starter, punctual, organized, good telecommunication skills (e.g., calling clients on the phone)
  • Maintain documentation of work with individual faculty/staff members.
How to Apply
    1.  Download the Graduate Assistant application below.
    2.  Upload your completed application to your CSDCAS application.

Graduate Assistant Application

Scholarships

These scholarships are available to students within the M.S. SLP program. Awardees are selected internally and awarded either at admissions or after acceptance, unless otherwise noted.

  • Graduate Honors Scholarship- Awarded at admissions to a top applicant.
  • Libby Queen Scholarship- Awarded at admissions to a top applicant.
  • Fetterolf Scholarship Award– Awarded to a first year graduate student that demonstrates a passion for Speech Pathology. Awardee is chosen every Fall by department faculty/staff.
  • Alma Graves Scholarship Award– Awarded every Spring to a SLP student that has an interest in working with individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing. Applications are submitted through AwardSpring.

 

McNair Scholar 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.

McNair Program Application

 

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).

Application Deadlines:

Fall Term: September 15

Spring Term: February 1