Paying For School

Information related to funding your graduate degree can be found by clicking the links below.

Paying for School

  • Financial Aid for Graduate Students

    Please see the information available at the Office of Financial Aid website.

    Graduate Student Scholarships

  • The Graduate & Professional School General Scholarship Application

    The Spring 2024 Graduate & Professional School General Scholarship application deadline is December 1, 2023!

    The Graduate & Professional School General Scholarship is intended for high-quality students in SHSU graduate programs.  Applications for this competitive $1000 scholarship will be accepted for both new and current students. Students may submit new applications each semester while enrolled in graduate programs at SHSU.

    • To apply, use the Scholarship 4 Kats Portal.
      • First, complete the General Application for the university, then search under Opportunities for The Graduate & Professional School General Scholarship.
      • Applications, including all required documents, must be submitted by the deadline to be considered.
    • Deadlines:
      • Fall – August 1
      • Spring – December 1
      • Summer – May 1
    • Once the application deadline has occurred, the scholarship committee will review all complete applications. Please allow up to two weeks after the deadline for notification of award or denial.  Emails will be sent to all applicants if their scholarship applications were complete and reviewed.
  • Graduate A.S.P.I.R.E. (Academic Success Program in Research Empowerment) Program

    The Graduate School's A.S.P.I.R.E. scholars program provides minority graduate students with mentoring and academic success programming to promote professional development and to strengthen the graduate school experience.

  • Graduate School R.O.A.D. to PhD program

    The Sam Houston State University Graduate R.O.A.D. to PhD program provides qualified students with the opportunity to adjust smoothly to the academic rigor of doctorate education.  This doctoral student engagement program will provide accelerated and focused learning opportunities to help students acquire specific knowledge and skills needed for successful completion of their degrees.

    For more information and to apply for A.S.P.I.R.E and R.O.A.D to PhD click here.