Wayne State College

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Federal Stafford Loans 

Federal Stafford Loans are available to graduate students at WSC. Students are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and must be enrolled at least half-time (5 credit hours per semester for a master’s degree program; 6 credit hours per semester for a second undergraduate degree or endorsement program). Hours must be approved coursework that applies to the student’s program of study. The FAFSA can be completed online.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Wayne State is authorized to award Graduate Assistantships in each graduate major field. These assistantships provide a stipend for the academic year, plus tuition, and permit the holder to enroll for no more than nine (9) credit hours of graduate course work while completing a teaching or non-teaching assignment.

The load for a student assigned to an academic area will be:

  • teaching the equivalent to six (6) credit hours at the undergraduate level, or
  • providing non-teaching program assistance, approximately 16-20 clock hours, or
  • completing an equivalent combination of teaching and non-teaching assignments. The load for a student assigned to a non-academic area will be determined by the appropriate Vice President.

Consideration for Graduate Assistantships is given only to applicants who plan to earn the graduate degree at Wayne State. Candidates must have an above average scholastic record and appropriate recommendations. Prior teaching experience is preferred.

Applications for the assistantships must be submitted to Human Resources by April 1 for the following school year. The assistantships awarded for the following year will be announced during the spring semester.