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Undergraduate Students



Hispanic Policy Network (HPN) is now accepting applications for at least three $1,000 undergraduate students enrolled at Texas State University for Fall. Deadline for submitting applications is April 13. Special consideration is given to dependents of Texas State employees, first generation college students, those with unmet financial need. Download an application at

Graduate Students

The Department of Communication Disorders has several sources of financial assistance available for graduate students. Listed below are the sources, eligibility requirements, and application procedures.

Please also visit to explore scholarship opportunities. It is recommended that students apply for the Graduate College Scholarship and the Celebrity Classic Scholarship. Since students can apply for these BEFORE they are admitted to grad school, those who are accepted will be considered, whereas those who are not accepted will not be eligible for consideration. Students need to have completed the Admissions Application before accessing this page.


We encourage all students to apply for this scholarship. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the priority deadline is June 15, 2024. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

(a) be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in the CDIS graduate program (MA or MSCD)

(b) be from a disadvantaged background (economically OR educationally/environmentally)

(c) demonstrate financial need

(d) U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the U.S., the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.D. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia.

(e) Maintain good academic standing as defined by the program and the institution

To apply and determine if you meet the eligibility criteria, please complete both steps by the deadline:

  • Submit a FAFSA application if you have not already done so:
  • Submit parental tax information for the past 3 years on your FAFSA, and be ready to submit documentation if requested

For more information, email us at

**NOTE: The department will not have access to your financial information. Please do not submit any documentation to us. We will only be able to tell if you are eligible or not.


(a) Departmental graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Applicants should apply each semester prior to the semester in which assistance is desired. Applications for the fall semester need to be completed by the beginning of August. Appointments of graduate assistants are determined by faculty review.

(b) Requirements: Students must have a high overall grade point average (minimum 3.0 on 4.0 scale), faculty recommendation, documentation of academic strength and clinical expertise (grade of B or better) in coursework and disorder area requiring graduate assistant (courses vary by semester), and full-time on-campus enrollment (not participating in off-campus practicum).

(c) Application Procedure: Completed application and supporting documentation submitted to the department by beginning of August.

(d) Application materials may be obtained from the Department Administrative Assistant.

(e) GIA (Instructional) Salary: Approximately $773.79 monthly

(f) GRA (Research) Salary: Approximately $754.88 monthly

(g) GA (Administrative) Salary: Approximately $627.53  monthly

(h) Service requirements: Approximately 10 hours per week from September 1 through May 31 of each academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). Summer employment to be determined based on departmental needs and availability of funds.


(a) This scholarship was established by the generosity of the San Marcos SERTOMA Club
(b) Criteria and applications may be obtained from Jennifer Johnson (, the current chapter president and advisor of the student SERTOMA organization on campus.  


For more details, visit the CAPCSD Scholarships and Student Resources page.

(a) Frances J Laven Scholarship Award: $5,000

(b) Plural Publishing Research Scholarships Award: $3000


For more details, visit the Graduate College Scholarship page.

(a) Provides $1,000 per semester
(b) GPA Requirements:

  • First-time graduate students must have a minimum 3.25 GPA in their last 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • Students who already hold a graduate degree must have a minimum 3.5 in all completed graduate course work
  • Students who have already taken graduate-level course work at Texas State must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in all completed Texas State, graduate course work




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The Master of Science in Communication Disorders (MSCD) and the Master of Arts (MA) in Communication Disorders residential education programs in speech-language pathology at Texas State University are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700