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Tuition, Fees and Assistantships

Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

For information about loans, work-study and part-time employment opportunities, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs at SFAO@apsu.edu, (877) 508-0057 or (931) 221-7907, or visit the Financial Aid website.

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to aid students enrolled at APSU on a full-time basis. Graduate assistantships are awarded on the basis of undergraduate GPA, GRE results, recommendations from former professors, resumes and interviews. Graduate assistants (GAs) work an assigned number of hours, commonly 20 hours per week and are paid semi-monthly. Working hours are flexible and are arranged around the GA's class schedule. GAs work during the fall and spring semesters.

Applicants interested in a graduate assistantship must apply for graduate admission and submit a completed Application for Graduate Assistantship to the College of Graduate Studies by March 1 for fall appointments and October 1 for spring appointments. For specific guidelines and information regarding graduate assistantships, please refer to the College of Graduate Studies' website. 

APSU Scholarships

Graduate students at APSU may be eligible for university financial aid including the Diversity Fellowship Grant. Please refer to the College of Graduate Studies Financial Aid website for more information.

Psychology Department Scholarships

Limited funds are available for scholarships for psychology department students. To date, the only scholarship in place is the Anthony Rinella Scholarship. Interested students should contact Dr. Kim Coggins for more information before, or by, early February of their first year in the school counseling program. A faculty committee ranks students based on need and academic standing. Students enrolled in school counseling are eligible for these funds.

Special Support for Minority Students/Students with Disabilities

Some programs also have scholarships available through professional affiliations. Please contact program coordinators and/or the Office of Disability Services for specific information regarding these scholarship opportunities.

External Scholarships and Funding

It is possible that students may be able to find externally funded scholarships, grants, and fellowships. Some potential funding sources are included below:

NBCC Military Scholarship: Available to active duty service members, veterans, and their spouses interested in pursuing a career in professional counseling and commit to serve military personnel for at least 2-years post-graduation.

NBCC Rural Scholarship: Available to students who live in a rural area, are interested in pursuing a career in professional counseling, and commit to serve rural populations for at least 2-years post-graduation.

NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors: Available to students with a demonstrated knowledge of and experience with underserved minority communities, child/adolescent and geriatric groups, minority communities in inner cities and rural areas, minority persons (including LGBT), or those who are veterans or are from military families. Applicants must commit to teach, administer services, conduct research and/or provide direct mental health counseling to at least one of the above listed populations for at least 2-years post-graduation.