Prospective students are strongly encouraged to submit all of their application materials to the University by December 1 if you wish to be considered for all possible sources of financial aid for the fall semester of the following year. Several sources of financial aid, including research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships are available to Educational Measurement and Statistics students. Two of the research assistantships are:

Special Graduate Assistantships (SGA)

Recipients assist College of Education faculty in research and other scholarly activity in a field related to the faculty member's interests. Students from all College of Education program areas may apply. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Appointments are 50% time for nine months and begin with the start of the academic year.

To request information, Interested students should contact David Henkhaus (, 319-384-2714) or can send a letter requesting information to:

Chair, SGA Selection Committee
The University of Iowa
340 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1529

Applicants must be graduate students in good standing or qualify for admission as well as satisfy the College of Education requirements for assistantships.

The deadline for applications is generally in February.

Iowa Testing Programs Research Assistantships

To apply for research assistantships in the Iowa Testing Programs (ITP), send a letter of application to:

Stephen Dunbar
Iowa Testing Programs
334A Lindquist Center
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1529

This letter should indicate your interest in a research assistantship in ITP and describe any background, skills, or training you have that you believe might be especially relevant to Iowa Testing Programs.

The letter should also include your (a) university number (if any); (b) home address and telephone number; (c) email address; (d) university address (if any) and telephone number (if any); (e) degree program; and (f) advisor (if any).

Applications are reviewed by a committee of ITP faculty when research assistantships become available. This committee makes recommendations to the ITP Administrator, who makes final decisions. Applications are kept on file for one year from the date of the application.


In addition to assistantships, several fellowships are available. The University will review the application materials when they are complete and will then send the necessary forms to the applicant.

For general financial aid, contact:
Office of Student Financial Aid, 208 Calvin Hall,
The University of Iowa
Iowa City IA 52242