By Angelina Mendez
For many of our MALS and IDS students, financial aid can be a determining factor for whether or not to take classes in any given year.
So, we’ve tracked down a few possible leads for solid financial aid resources for any type of study or research you are interested in besides those already available through the Financial Aid office.
- First and foremost, please apply for the MALS/IDS Partial Tuition Assistance. This program can help ease the burden of the cost of classes and (because it’s available quarterly) there’s always a chance of acquiring this funding for yourself. The application form can be found on D2L.
- The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs has a fund at http://www.studentaffairs.depaul.edu/omss/areasprograms.html#fase. This fund helps students in their courses of study as well as in their research interests. It wouldn’t hurt to look the information up and apply if it can help you.
- LAS also offers a Graduate Research Funding program, which helps alleviate the cost of research and conference attendance: http://las.depaul.edu/Research/Graduate/GrantProgram.asp. Though the funding is solely aimed at the costs of research and travel for conferences, it can nonetheless be helpful. Please consider looking into this funding if you plan on continuing with research throughout your program.
Last, but definitely not least, please look into the Office of Adult Student Affairs scholarship. There are three awards available, but the application deadline is coming up very soon (August 24). For more information, please see the Adult Student Affairs website at http://studentaffairs.depaul.edu/adultstudentservices/students_you_should_know/index.aspx. Here is a direct link for the application as well: http://dc-viawest.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8cenzLITUMjhsa1&Brand=depaulsa.