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Financial Support

Newly admitted doctoral students in Special Education are automatically considered for various teaching and research assistantships as well as other major fellowships (priority is given to students who meet the December 1 deadline). Students desiring financial assistance for graduate studies should contact:

Office of Financial Aid
259 Student Services Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, 48824-1113
(517) 353-5940

In addition, a number of graduate assistantships are available through the College of Education and in the residence halls. More information is available about financial aid, employment opportunities, grants, and scholarships in the Graduate School Funding Guide or from any of the faculty members in Special Education.

Doctoral Preparation Grant Programs

The Special Education program at Michigan State University is pleased to offer a doctoral preparation grant program supported by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

This program provides generous supports, including tuition/fee waivers, fellowships, paid assistantships, free health insurance, and conference travel support. The awards are made to entering doctoral students who demonstrate a strong preparation for and aspiration toward a career in special education leadership (higher education, policy and administration at the state and federal level, and professional development). Recipients must study full time (6 credits) during the period of the award and make good progress toward their degrees. Newly admitted doctoral students in special education are automatically considered for this award.