Tuition and Residency
Visit the Bursars’ Office website to see current tuition rates. Once you’re at the site, follow these steps:
- Choose a semester, select your term.
- Choose a student program, select Graduate or most Capstone Certificates.
Fall and spring semesters will be 8+ credits. Summer credits vary depending on your program and the year. Please review the Master’s in Speech Language Pathology course table or the Doctor in Audiology course table to determine the number of the credits.
UW–Madison tuition rates are also assessed depending on your official “residence for tuition purposes” status. All students are required to establish their residence status as a part of admission or reentry to the University. More about residency can be found on the Office of Registrar’s website.
Teaching assistant (TA) positions may be available in CS&D or another department. Department TA positions are appointed each semester based on merit and other departmental factors. The department chair makes TA appointment decisions. TA positions of at least a 33.3 % appointment (approximately 13 hours per week) are eligible to receive remission of full tuition, health insurance, and a stipend.
Apply for a CS&D TA Position
Other types of graduate assistant positions may be available in CS&D or another department or program. The Student Job Center lists all assistantships that are available outside of the department. In general, assistantships are posted relatively close to the time they will start.
Research and Project Assistantships are made possible by grants awarded to individual professors for particular research programs. Recipients are selected by the individual professor. Availability of research and project assistantships varies.
Scholarships, Awards, & Grants
Department Scholarships and Awards
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders administers a number of scholarships and awards open to undergraduate majors and graduate students. Support offered each year depends on the availability of funds. Scholarship opportunities can be viewed on the department’s scholarships and awards webpage.
ASHFoundation Grants and Awards
ASHFoundation offers various awards and scholarships based around research, servitude, and achievements. Award details are available online: https://www.ashfoundation.org/apply/
WSHA Foundation Scholarships
The WSHA Foundation currently sponsors several annual scholarship competitions, with awards announced at the Association’s Convention in the spring of each year. In awarding scholarships, WSHA does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Each scholarship carries its own set of eligibility criteria and procedures. In general, however, all application materials must be received by WSHA on or before the specified date each year. Incomplete or late applications will be disqualified. Visit the WSHA website to review available awards and scholarships.
INterdisciplinary Collaboration for Language in Universally Designed Education
Project INCLUDE promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among scholars from two different programs, Special Education and Speech Language Pathology, with a focus on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology for children and youth who have significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. Project INCLUDE scholars have highly specialized and focused experiences within the two-year time frame of their respective graduate program. These include coursework, activities, field placements, and shared assignments, that allow scholars to gain real world interdisciplinary experience in AAC. Scholars will gain the requisite knowledge and skills to provide differentiated instruction and intensive individualized interventions with K-12 students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex communication needs who require AAC by acquiring competencies that foster:
- high expectations
- differentiated and universally designed instruction
- intensive individualized interventions
- interdisciplinary collaboration.
Project INCLUDE is federally funded by OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs) personnel preparation grant #H325K190092. INCLUDE scholars will receive a total of $29,500 of funding across the length of the program. This funding can cover tuition remission, benefits, and a monthly stipend. Scholars who receive funding through this program must complete a service obligation upon graduation. For each semester scholars are funded through the program, one year of special education services is required. Commonly, employment as a special education teacher or speech-language pathologist for children with disabilities or at risk of being diagnosed with disabilities fulfills this requirement. Scholars have a 5-year grace period to complete service obligations. Scholars can fulfill their service obligation anywhere across the U.S. OSEP guidelines only allow funding to be provided to U.S. citizens. If the service obligation is not fulfilled, scholars must pay back the scholarship in the form of a loan.
More information and a sample program plan is available from Project INCLUDE. Project INCLUDE questions should be directed to the project coordinator, Jessica McQueston, at email@example.com.
Office of Student Financial Aid
The Office of Student Financial Aid provides information and assistance to prospective, new, and enrolled graduate students about federal work study and student loans.
Student Hourly Positions
Student hourly positions are available in faculty research labs at the Waisman Center and Medical Sciences Center. Contact individual faculty about openings. The department also hires Grader/Readers who are paid on an hourly basis. Reach out to the Department Administrator for current openings.