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Institutional Aid

MSPP Institutional Aid

Scholarships & Employment

MSPP offers both merit scholarships and need-based grants. All MSPP applicants will be considered for a merit-based scholarship by the Admissions Committee based upon your application materials and your admissions interview. You will be notified of any merit-based scholarships on your offer of admission.

Need-based grants require that you file a FAFSA. In order to review files in a timely manner, we ask that you submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st. If you haven't filed your taxes yet, it is acceptable to use estimated figures in order to expedite the process. Need-based grants are limited so make sure you apply early. The Scholarship Committee will review your application materials and determine if you can be considered for a need-based scholarship. You will be notified of need-based grants on your financial aid award letter

Both types of scholarships are renewable each year (up to four years maximum) provided that you remain in good academic standing and continue to make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

MSPP Endowed Scholarships:
The following friends and alumni of MSPP have generously offered scholarship endowments for the purpose of promoting increased educational opportunities for deserving students:

MSPP Institutional Scholarships:

MSPP Employment Opportunities are limited, however there are a number of part-time on-campus and off-campus positions are available in library services, administration and teaching assistantships*. Employment opportunities are announced to the student body on “My Campus” as they become available. Positions funded by the Federal Work Study Program will be offered contingent upon financial need and any student applying for a position must have file a FAFSA online at The average compensation per academic year is approximately $1,500 to $4,000.

There are also opportunities for compensated field placement position. These positions are competitive and the average compensation ranges from $1,000-$3,000 per academic year.

*Students must have completed the course before they are eligible for a teaching assistantship.

Updated 3/18/15

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