Financial aid is usually available for full-time students.  In the past, all Ph.D. students in School Psychology desiring financial support received assistance for the major portion of their graduate program.  Sources of funding include teaching and research assistantships, research assistantships from grants at the University Hospitals and Clinics, and professional employment in other areas of the University or community.  Students are encouraged to apply to the Financial Aid Office no later than January 1 each year they are graduate students.

The College of Education has funds available to support a limited number of Special Graduate Assistantships.  These assistantships are open to graduate students pursuing any advanced degree program offered by the College.  United States or Canadian citizenship is required.  These assistantships are half-time appointments that carry both a stipend and a waiver of the nonresident portion of the tuition.  These appointments are renewable, although no summer support is available through this program.  The application must be filed on a special form obtained from the Chair of Selection Committee, 334 Lindquist Center, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA  52242-1529.  The deadline for completed applications for these Special Graduate Assistantships is usually in February.

The School Psychology program is committed to increasing the diversity of its graduate students.  The program values diversity of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and associational preference.  The program affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access.  The University supports qualified minority students with the Graduate Opportunity Fellowship program; further details of this fellowship program are available from the Coordinator of the School Psychology program.

Available assistantships are often announced through the listserv and a list can be accessed on the Internet (see

Students are encouraged to check this site often and apply for more than one position.