There are no assistantships currently available.
Assistantships usually provide a stipend and tuition waiver (up to 12 credits per semester). In some cases you may also obtain tuition remission for an additional 12 credits during the summer session.
For more information concerning graduate assistantships contact the program director of the program in which your are interested. Program directors are listed on the websites for each program area. You may also contact Allison Jones, the Educational Psychology Departments Graduate Support secretary, at (402) 472-1050 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sources of Financial Assistance
Our program has a strong history of providing excellent financial support for our students. Several of our students have also received support from national fellowship programs, such as the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship. Here is a list of some of these resources.
Loans and Need-Based Application Process
Students seeking loans for university expenses should inquire at the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, 16 Administration Building, (402) 472-2030. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid does not participate in the granting of fellowships or assistantships but does maintain current information on other forms of financial support available to students.
To apply for federal loan programs or the college work-study program, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form after January 1. FAFSA forms need to be resubmitted every year after January 1 to ensure that the information reported remains current. Additional information on financial aid can be found in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Financial Aid Guide available from the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office.
University of Nebraska
Several fellowships are available on a competitive basis to graduate students of the University of Nebraska. To be eligible a student must be admitted to a program with a specific degree objective. A student holding a fellowship must be a full-time student during the period of the appointment. Most fellowships include a stipend and tuition remission.
A completed Application for Graduate Fellowships form is required to be considered for fellowships. Based on the ranking by the Graduate Fellowship Committee and the information on the application, awards will be made to the top-ranked students. Application forms can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Studies. International students must have completed one year of study at a U.S. institution of higher education to be eligible for any fellowship.
A personal letter of intent submitted with the completed fellowship application and three letters of recommendation must be received by the Office of Graduate Studies by 2:00pm on February 3, 2012. Students must re-apply for fellowships every year.
American Psychological Minority Fellowship Program
Each year the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program (APAMFP) provides fellowship awards in three areas of training: clinical, research, and aging. Racial and ethnic minority students admitted to a doctoral program and/or those currently enrolled can apply to one of the three fellowships. Although funding varies from year to year, the stipend awarded is about $824 per month for the academic year. Applications can be accessed online at http://www.apa.org/pi/mfp/index.aspx. For those applying, the preliminary application must be received by the APAMFP by the 15 th of January. There is a service payback agreement appended to the award of this fellowship.
American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Awards
The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association sponsors an annual competition for dissertation research funding. The Science Directorate oversees the competition for two $5,000 grants, five $3,000 grants and twenty-five $1,000 grants that are awarded to students whose dissertation research is of the highest caliber and reflects excellence in scientific psychology. Applicants must be student affiliates or associate members of the APA. Students who are not affiliates must apply for affiliation when submitting materials for the dissertation award. Dissertation proposals must be approved by the individual’s supervisory committee prior to application. The yearly deadline is in mid-September. For further information, contact the APA Science Directorate, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, (202) 336-6000; internet address: www.apa.org/science/dissinfo.html.
Teaching & Research Assistantships
Participating in teaching and research is an important part of the professional development of graduate students in the Department of Educational Psychology. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available through the department and the Oscar and Luella Buros Center for Testing. These are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified students. Counseling psychology students have been successful in obtaining assistantships outside of the department as well, for example, through the offices of Residence Life or Student Involvement. Students must be proactive in their search for assistantships. Typically, 85% of the doctoral students seeking assistantships are able to obtain one. However, assistantships for master level students are less frequently available within the department.
Most assistantships include tuition remission during the semester of the appointment. When the appointment is for the entire academic year, is may include tuition remission for the summer. The assistantships typically require 13 to 20 hours of service per week. Some graduate assistantships are available during the summer sessions as well. For assistantships that are posted above please complete the application online. You should also consult with faculty members for information about potential assistantships and pursue options outside of the department.