Student Funding Information

funding information for EPS students

Department Awards

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. Interested prospective, full-time students must apply to the Department for consideration.

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.

After each year of service, graduate assistants can apply to the College of Education for six free credits of course work during the summer. Students' advisers must sign the formal request.

Summer Tuition Assistance Program
Summer tuition assistance is only available to graduate students who have had assistantships for the two preceding semesters.

College Awards

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. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be processed to be eligible for scholarships requiring financial need.

University Awards

Penn State Office of Student Aid
General information on loans, grants, and scholarships.