Financial Assistance Opportunities

Graduate students enrolled at Whitewater can seek financial assistance in the form of assistantships, employment, grants, and loans.

Graduate Assistantships


Graduate Assistants
Graduate Assistants

Graduate assistantships are offered to a limited number of full-time graduate students. Full assistantships require up to 20 hours of service per week and have paid, most recently, approximately $10,350 for an academic year. In addition, when funds are available, out-of-state students may be eligible for a remission of the nonresident portion of the tuition costs. Please contact the Graduate Studies Office for further information, or click here. The UW-Whitewater School Psychology Program is able to offer a limited number of full and part-time graduate assistantships to full-time first and second year students. A separate application form available either from the Office of Graduate Studies or from the School Psychology Program is necessary. Please note that this application has a February 15th deadline. Graduate students can also seek other employment assistance by applying for Federal Work-Study Employment, Regular Student Payroll, or other opportunities as advertised on campus.

Advanced Opportunity Program Awards are available to members of under-represented minority groups or nonminority/disadvantaged students. Nonresident Grants are available to out-of-state students who are enrolled fulltime and exhibit both scholastic excellence and financial need. Contact the Academic Support Services Office for more information.

The Hersko Scholarship winner

Federal Perkins Loans are available to graduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and demonstrate financial need. Federal Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) enable graduates to borrow directly from participating lenders. Contact the Financial Aid Office, (262) 472-1130, for further information.


The UW-Whitewater School Psychology Program has partial scholarships and fellowships available for both first and second year students, The Barbara Ann Hersko Scholarship, Fellowships and the Song Family Scholarship. Information about these opportunities are explained once a student has entered the program. Accepted students are also eligible for a variety of Wisconsin School Psychologists Association (WSPA) scholarships in the same monetary range.

Hersko Fellowship winners

Hersko Fellowship winners.

Angela Olson WSPA Bernice Krolasik Award

Stacey Paulos - Allard Award

Angela Olson WSPA Bernice Krolasik Award

Laura Lehrer - Song Award.

Out of state students may be eligible for significant tuition reductions, based on available funds. Inquiries should be made to School of Graduate Studies, (262) 472-1006.