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

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 a grant from the U.S. Department of Education that provides scholarship support to support training teachers of the deaf.  MSDE students will receive one year of 100% scholarship funded by the U.S. Department of Education grant, with PACS funding covering additional scholarships at a minimum level of 50% in the second year.

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.

Other Opportunities

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 $2000-5000 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.


For information about loans, AuD and MSDE applicants may contact the Office of Student Financial Planning at (888) 840-3239 or PhD applicants may call (314) 935-6821.

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