A career in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) can be financially rewarding. Why not reward yourself by exploring the wide variety of financial aid available to students in audiology, speech-language pathology, and the related sciences?
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Four different funding types are available to students:
Each funding type has different requirements:
Funding sources include federal, state, and local governments; private agencies; foundations; and service organizations, such as fraternities and sororities. In some cases, financial aid is provided for specific groups of recipients, such as individuals from racial/ethnically diverse groups, those with disabilities, mature returning students, and gender-specific groups.
The federal government provides an overview on types of financial aid to help guide your search.
The sooner you begin to search and apply for financial aid, the better your chances will be to tap into all available funding sources. By starting now and searching thoroughly, you may well be able to complete your education debt-free.
Each year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) sponsors scholarship and grant competitions to graduate students and new researchers in CSD.
Undergraduate senior and graduate student scholarships are available annually for master’s or doctoral students studying audiology or speech-language pathology. One scholarship each gives priority to a student with a disability, an international student studying in the United States, a U.S. citizen who is a racial/ethnic minority, and an undergraduate senior who is a member of National NSSLHA. Please locate current information about all scholarships and grants on the ASHFoundation website.
Each year, National NSSLHA awards 10 scholarships to undergraduate sophomores and juniors in CSD programs. Six $1,000 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate juniors, and four $500 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate sophomores. Current eligibility and application information can be found on the National NSSLHA website.
Federal loans tend to have lower, fixed-interest rates compared with private loans. For information about federal programs and student aid, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), which provides information on
You can also contact the department of education, the higher education agency, the special education agency, and the adult education agency in your state to learn about available financial assistance.
A number of scholarships are available for students from underrepresented minority groups, including: