Student Funding Information
The Education Policy Studies Department offers a limited number of graduate assistantship appointments each year. An assistant might teach; work with faculty on research, course development, or journal editorships; or be assigned other duties..
First-year students: Checking the box on the Graduate application, providing a letter of intent with statements of relevant experiences, and include a résumé.
Returning students: Students should contact the program staff assistant for more information and an application.
Clear evidence of superior abilities and promise are required. Graduate assistant appointments require that recipients commit to eighteen-week terms each year. Reappointment to the assistantship is based on availability of positions and the quality of service from the individual. Application deadline is January 15.
There are a number of fellowships and scholarships awarded by the College annually. If you would like to be considered for any of these awards you can access the application online at http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/current-students/financial-aid/fin-aid. Applications need to be submitted every year. The information provided on the form will be used to target students for particular scholarships. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)