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Tuition & Financial Aid

Scholarships and Tuition for Graduate Psychology

Tuition and Fees


Alumni Grant

Amount Awarded:
One-time award of $300


  • An Avila Alumn  
  • See graduate department for more details.

Yellow Ribbon Program for Post 911/Veterans

About the Scholarship:
According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding.


  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001

For More Information:
Please contact us at 816.501.3611

Sirridge Counseling Psychology Scholarship

About the Scholarship:
This scholarship has been established in honor of Dr. Stephen T. Sirridge’s more than 30 years of service as Professor of Psychology at Avila University. The scholarship will be granted to a student showing promise of professional excellence.

Amount Awarded:
This non-renewable award is in the amount of $500 and will be credited directly to the recipient’s account.

The applicant must be a “Student in Good Standing” in Avila University’s MSCP Program. The student must have completed the Candidacy process with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Criteria for Selection:
Academic achievement as shown by GPA.  
Quality of essay. The student will complete a two-three page, double-spaced essay. The theme of this essay is the following: “Discuss several challenges facing practitioners in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.”

You can check with the graduate psychology program office to apply for graduate assistantships. You can also see if your company has a tuition reimbursement program.

Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Avila’s school code is: 002449. We encourage you to do this online at You will need to complete this every year to be qualified for Financial Aid. You are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after Jan. 1. However, the priority deadline to submit your FAFSA is March 1.

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