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Graduate School

Tuition Awards, Assistantships, and Scholarships

The Graduate School and specific graduate programs offer students a number of ways to seek financial assistance for their graduate education.

Tuition Awards

Presidential Graduate Awards
Awarded to nonresident and international graduate students as a reduction in tuition for their first semester or year of study, this award is based on

ND Resident Tuition Awards
Awarded to North Dakota residents as a reduction in tuition for their first semester or year of study, this award is based on

*Students selected for the Presidential Awards and the ND Resident Tuition Awards will receive an Offer of Admission, including the tuition award, from the Graduate Dean. The admission and award must be accepted by the student within the timeframe indicated in the Offer of Admission in order to receive the award.

Cultural Diversity Tuition Awards
MSU has the authority to provide tuition awards to North Dakota graduate students from diverse ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds. Renewable each year. This award is based on

Awardees are nominated by the Graduate Dean and awarded by the Director of Financial Aid.

Assistantships

The MSU Graduate School offers over $60,000 in graduate teaching and research assistantships each year. Assistantships are available through the various academic programs, and students interesting in applying for an assistantship should submit the Graduate School Assistantship Application(pdf) at least one semester prior to the semester they wish to be awarded that assistantship.

To be eligible for an assistantship, students must be

Scholarships

To be considered for any of the following scholarships, please complete the Graduate School Scholarship Application. Most scholarships are awarded prior to the fall semester; priority is given to applications received by June 1.

Communication Disorders-Speech Language Pathology Scholarships: To be considered for any of these scholarships, complete the Graduate School Scholarship Application form.

Special Education Scholarships: To be considered for any of these scholarships, complete the Graduate School Scholarship Application form.