Scholarships, Discounts, and Funding
Studying the graduate program of your choice can be made more affordable through the use of scholarships, discounts, and other funding options available to students within CLES Department programs.
As the CLES Graduate Department is a part of the College of Applied Studies, the following
links will direct you to scholarship opportunities specifically for College of Applied
Studies students. A link to a list of outside scholarship opportunities listed on
the WSU website is also provided; however, the list is by no means comprehensive,
so students are also encouraged to search on their own.
The following links will direct you to information about eligibility for tuition discounts that, if eligible, will qualify an out-of-state or international student to pay a reduced tuition rate that is significantly less than out-of-state tuition.
The Shocker City Partnership grants resident tuition rates to students from specific metropolitan areas in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, making the cost of attending Wichita State significantly less than out-of-state tuition.
Shocker Select makes the cost of attending Wichita State significantly less than nonresident charges. Students receive a 33 percent discount on nonresident tuition. Eligible Wichita State University students from Oklahoma or Texas no longer have to pay out-of-state tuition to attend WSU.
The CLES Graduate Department offers a limited number of assistantship positions as Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and Graduate Staff Assistants each semester depending on departmental needs and available funding. Students interested in applying for an assistantship should contact the Program Coordinator of the applicable CLES program once they have been accepted into that program. It is preferred that applications be submitted via email to the CLES Department. A committee will meet to review applications each semester; students who are selected by the committee will be contacted once selections are made.
Graduate School Awards
The Graduate School accepts nominations on behalf of Graduate Faculty members for Annual Student Awards. The Graduate School also offers a Part-Time Student Award and other awards based on financial need and other considerations.
Learn more about Graduate School awards on their webpage.
All Masters, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees offered by the CLES Department are financial aid eligible programs, as well as, the following Certificate programs: School Leadership Licensure, District Leadership Licensure. Students may qualify for financial aid grants and/or loans.
Learn more and apply for financial aid by visiting the WSU Office of Financial Aid webpage.
Tuition Assistance for WSU Employees
Tuition assistance is available for eligible Wichita State University employees and their dependents and/or spouse who wish to further their education through classes in a qualifying program at the WSU. All degree and certificate programs currently offered by the CLES Graduate department qualify for tuition assistance. Funding available for the tuition assistance program is finite, so eligible employees are encouraged to turn in their applications as soon as the application date is opened.
Learn more and apply for tuition assistance by visiting the Tuition Assistance Program webpage.