Financial Assistance

Research Assistantships

The Programs in School Psychology are currently assigned two graduate research assistants. These students assist faculty approximately eight hours per week and receive a partial waiver of tuition (approximately one-half of resident or non-resident tuition), and a stipend. Additional research assistantships may be available through contract and grant projects, both in School Psychology and in other units of the University.

Teaching Assistantship

The School of Psychological Sciences has a limited number of teaching assistantships that are sometimes assigned to advanced doctoral students in school psychology. These regularly budgeted positions are for nine months, carrying a teaching responsibility of three to six credits each semester. A limited number of summer assignments are available. Additional positions are occasionally available on a one-semester basis.

Limited teaching assistantships are also periodically available through the School Psychology External Degree Program in Colorado Springs. These assistantships involve assisting faculty in the teaching of assessment and other courses.


Various scholarships may be available to students. The amounts of these scholarships vary, but typically include diversity scholarships.

Other Opportunities

Other opportunities may be available. For example, students may apply for a training fellowship in traumatic brain injuries. Additionally, the Graduate School and the School provide some financial support for dissertation research, and the Graduate Student Association offers travel awards for students making presentations at professional conferences.