Cost and Financial Assistance

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Graduate education at Southern Illinois is very affordable. Costs include tuition (per credit hour) and fees. There are many forms of financial assistance available: Assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships which can include a partial or full waiver of tuition costs (fees cannot be waived). Most forms of financial aid are given for a semester or year at a time.

Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships and scholarships are granted to students who meet certain criteria. In most cases, students must be nominated by their academic department. Interested students should contact their departments for information on how to be nominated and to inquire about the internal department deadline.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions include  teaching, research, and administrative positions. They are funded through departments and researchers. Some administrative assistant positions become available throughout the year. Contact your academic department for teaching and research positions, and watch here for postings of available administrative assistantships.