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.
Ed Psych Fellowships
Several fellowships are available on a competitive basis to graduate students in Educational Psychology. 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. Our fellowships include a stipend and occasionally tuition remission.
These fellowships are awarded by merit and do not require an application.
APA 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 athttp://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; www.apa.org/science/dissinfo.html.