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 ISLE department programs.



As the ISLE 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 exhaustive, so students are also encouraged to search on their own. Lastly, ScholarshipUniverse is our scholarship-matching tool for admitted and current Wichita State students. ScholarshipUniverse connects Shockers to external scholarships.

Tuition Discounts

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.

Shocker City Partnership Tuition Discount

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 Tuition Discount

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 Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas no longer have to pay out-of-state tuition to attend WSU.

Midwest Student Exchange Program
The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) allows students from Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin to attend Wichita State University at a discounted tuition rate, making the cost of attending WSU significantly less than out-of-state tuition.
Global Select Scholarships

Global Select Scholarships can be used by international graduate students and can provide a tuition discount of 38%.

Graduate Assistantships

The ISLE 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 ISLE program once they have been accepted into that program.  It is preferred that applications be submitted via email to the ISLE 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.

Financial Aid

All Masters, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees offered by the ISEL 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 ISLE 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.