Scholarships and Financial Assistance
PACS is committed to enrolling talented, motivated students from diverse backgrounds. Historically, we have been able to provide financial assistance to 100% of our students through a variety of support mechanisms.
PACS Scholarships are the primary form of financial support for our students. Offered at the time of admission, these scholarships generally provide support to students for all years of study. There is no work requirement in exchange for the scholarship during the student’s enrollment. A service obligation may be required for some scholarship recipients.
- AuD student scholarships generally reduce the amount of annual tuition by 25% to 50%, with generous funding also available for students enrolling in the Pediatric Audiology Specialization.
- MSDE student scholarships cover 100% of tuition costs in the first year of study, with the scholarship in the second year covering a minimum of 50% of tuition costs.
- PhD students are generally provided a minimum of 80% tuition remission.
U.S. Department of Education funding
PACS is the recipient of two grants from the U.S. Department of Education that provide scholarship support to support training teachers of the deaf and pediatric audiologists.
- AuD students who are admitted to the Pediatric Audiology Specialization will receive two years of scholarship (second and third years of study) funded by the U.S. Department of Education grant totaling $50,625 ($25,312.50 per year). The first and fourth years of study will be funded by the PACS Scholarship at the amount offered at the time of admission, if applicable.
- MSDE students will receive one year of 100% scholarship funded by the U.S. Department of Education grant, with PACS funding covering additional scholarships.
For each year of scholarship funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant, two years of service obligation are required. For more information on this service obligation, visit the National Center for Service Obligations.
Following admission, a number of other opportunities for partial support may also be available. Announcements and information are distributed to students directly as these become available. Awards generally range from $1000-$5000 each.
- A limited number of assistantships are available on a competitive basis. These positions typically provide a financial award in exchange for a work commitment to PACS, such as serving as a teaching or clerical assistant.
- Federal work-study positions may be available to qualified students. Such positions generally involve clerical work within PACS.
- Part-time, paid positions often are available. Recent positions have involved working with children in the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) school or a position in a research lab.
- A number of other internal scholarships and awards are also available on an annual basis following matriculation.