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

Eligibility and Selection Process for 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 Graduate Tuition Waiver form and return the 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 regarding dates and deadlines, visit: .

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 .

Clinical Special Educators Scholarship Award

This scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students in speech-language pathology or audiology. It is specifically designed for future clinicians who want to make an impact in public school settings.

Sertoma’s Communicative Disorders Scholarship ($1000)

Applications are due in the spring to be used the following calendar year. Visit Sertoma's Scholarships page for more information.

Burbank Sertoma Club (Two $1,200 Scholarships)

Applications are due in March; winners are announced in April.

Robert and Frieda Augustine Scholarship

For any CSD student in good standing. Due date March 1. Contact Julie Burns for more information.