Both prospective and current graduate students should apply for the Wayne State Graduate Professional Scholarship. The deadline for applications is around March 1st every year. The scholarship provides full resident tuition for the following academic year. These are merit scholarships, awarded on the basis of strong academic performance and letters of recommendation.

The Graduate School has recently been making small scholarships available to M.A. students in three categories on a one-semester basis: (1) AGRADE Scholarships for students in their first or second semester of graduate study, (2) Retention Scholarships for students who have completed at least one semester of graduate study, and (3) Completion Scholarships for students who plan to graduate at the end of the semester of the award and still have at least one more class to take.  On occasion the Graduate School has Recruitment Scholarships, too.  These scholarships only cover up to 4 credits of tuition at the in-state rate, but they are still are a great help. Here is the description of these scholarships for Winter 2017.

You should also look at the list of scholarships available through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Most of these are restricted to undergraduate students, but some are open to graduate students as well.

WSU graduate teaching and research assistantships (GTAs and GRAs) are not available to students at the M.A. level, and unfortunately the Linguistics Program does not have the resources to support its own graduate students directly. However, we are able to provide limited financial support to students whose papers are accepted for presentation at linguistics conferences, and we encourage you to seek this type of involvement and ask for support toward your travel and housing costs. 

Here is a useful calculator for figuring out how much you will have to pay to study at WSU. All other questions about financial aid should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.

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