General Financial Aid: Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid, 208 Calvin Hall, 319/335/1450. Apply for general financial aid at the same time that you apply for admission to our doctoral program.

Special graduate assistantships are open to graduate students pursuing any advanced degree program offered by the College of Education. These assistantships are half-time appointments (20 hours) that carry a stipend and a waiver of the nonresident portion of tuition. They are awarded to students with outstanding academic records. During the assistantship, students pursue both individual and collaborative research projects with a faculty adviser. These appointments are renewable, although no summer support is available through this program. The application must be filed on a special form that you should obtain now. Write to the Chair of the Selection Committee, 334 Lindquist Center, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1529, 319/335-6010. The deadline for completed application for these special graduate assistantships is March 1. Students should file these applications at the same time that they apply for admission to our doctoral program.

In the past, most graduate students in counseling psychology desiring financial support have received it for a major portion of their graduate program. Sources of funding include teaching and research assistantships, graduate assistantships with a variety of service agencies, and professional employment in other areas of the University or community. In addition, students are nominated for various University Fellowships. During the past two years, about 70 percent of our entering class have received financial support. All employment is undertaken after consultation with, and approval from, the major adviser.

The Counseling Psychology Program is committed to increasing its number of ethnic minority graduate students. We urge ethnic minority applicants to apply to our program. The University supports ethnic minority students with the Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Program; further details about this program are available from the Coordinator of Admissions, 319/335-5577.

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