Does St. John’s offer any financial
The School Psychology Programs offer excellent funding
opportunities. Fellowships are available for PsyD students only.
Currently most of our first year Psy.D. students are funded with an
assistantship or fellowship (this includes tuition remission and
possibly stipend, and requires you to work 16-20 hours/week).
Fellowships are competitive and based on your on application and
interview to the program (GRE scores, GPA, research experience,
etc.). Fellowships are within the Psychology Department and
students work for a faculty member. Students can have a fellowship
for up to 2.5 years. Assistantships are available in other
departments throughout campus including Theology, Student Life,
Wellness Center, Athletics, Freshmen Center, Provost Office, etc.
Students apply for an assistantship like applying for a job,
including a resume and an interview, and then have to be selected
for the position. Psy.D. students can have an assistantship for up
to four years. Assistantship openings are announced through emails
to the school psychology students. All fellowships and
assistantships are renewable on a yearly basis and not guaranteed
for more than a year (based on availability and job performance).
here for more information.
How much of tuition is covered with an
assistantship or fellowship?
Full-time fellowships and assistantships provide tuition remission
for a maximum of fifteen credits and sometimes, a stipend.
Recipients are prohibited from outside employment for the duration
of their contract with the University. The University requires
recipients to maintain a full time course of study and work a
minimum of fifteen hours per week in their respective
Can I work full time while attending your program?
You are permitted to work full time if you do not have an
assistantship or fellowship. Classes start in the late afternoons
(with no class on Fridays). However, presentations and colloquia
are held throughout the semester during late morning and early
afternoon hours. In 2nd year, students are also required to see
clients at our Clinic for Psychological Services to complete
assessments, and students must schedule their sessions outside of
class time. In 3rd year, Psy.D. students are required to complete
an externship 3 days per week.
When would I find out if I am awarded a
fellowship or assistantship?
Students are typically notified after acceptance if they will be
receiving a fellowship. Students will not know at that time what
professor they will be matched with. Typically in August, close to
the start of classes, students are assigned to a professor to work
with for their fellowship. Once officially accepting an offer of
admission, students can begin looking for and applying for
assistantships. The school psychology programs will notify students
of any assistantship openings around campus as they become aware of
Where can I find more information about
For financial aid, all graduate students are eligible for the same
federal loans, subsidized and unsubsidized. In order to receive
financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA online in the spring
of the year prior to the academic year they want to receive
financial aid. For more information on financial aid click here.