Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office can assist students in applying for loans, grants, and scholarships.

There are many scholarship opportunities available to students in CSD. The Scholarship Resource Office at ISU can assist students in finding appropriate scholarships.

Students can also use Scholarship Finder to search for available scholarships at Illinois State University.

Please contact one of the following CSD faculty/staff members for additional information about scholarships found on this website:

Graduate Assistantships

There is one, university-wide, online application graduate assistantships. Search and apply for assistantships at the Illinois State University Jobs Web site.

Graduate assistantships through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are offered to students based on their application for admission to the graduate program. Once offered, students will be informed of specific application procedures.

Assistantships cover tuition expenses for one year and provide a monthly stipend during the fall and spring terms. In exchange, students work in the department approximately 10 hours per week. Duties are assigned by the department chairperson.

TUITION WAIVERS - CSD selection criteria and processes for selecting waiver recipients

All graduate students who do not have a tuition waiver and who are in good academic and clinical standing are eligible to apply for a tuition waiver. To apply, please complete the form found at: // and return completed application to Diane Leonard, FH 204. The deadlines for each term are as follows:

  • Fall: August 20th
  • Spring: January 20th
  • Summer: May 20th

For more information regardign dates and deadlines go tot: //

Scholarships for graduate Students in CSD

Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver (SETTW) Program (SLP)

Applications available in December-January. Provides up to four years of tuition waiver with an employment stipulation at end of MS degree in SLP. See ISAC for application information.

Progressus Therapy ($2,500) (SLP)

Visit for a complete listing and application due dates. Click on ’University Students’, then ’Scholarships’.

LinguaHealth (SLP)

Offers a tuition assistance program. See // for more information

Sertoma Scholarship ($1000)

Applications are due in the spring to be used the following calendar year. Click on ’What We Do’ on the top tool bar and then ’scholarships’ to find the application for communicative disorders scholarships.

Burbank Sertoma Club - Two $1,200 scholarships

Applications due in March; winners announced in April.

Contact Mrs. Burns for more information