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.
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.
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.
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.