FSUComm Assistance

The School of Communication offers assistance to students in two forms: graduate assistantships and scholarships. Read more about both types of financial aid below.

Assistantships


Assistantships are open to graduate students only. Students who receive assistantships are given tuition waivers and a monthly stipend. All graduate students who are admitted to the program are considered for assistantship, but funds are limited. Students who apply early, usually by March 1st for fall admissions, stand a greater chance of receiving funding.

Teaching Assistantships

Duties: Teaching Assistants provide faculty support for a specific course including grading, leading discussions, and lecturing.
Examples of the types of courses a student might assist with include Fundamentals of Speech, Public Speaking, Principles of Advertising, Mass Media Law, Communication and the Internet , Elements of Film, Introduction to the Mass Media, Introduction to Public Relations, Media Techniques, and Elements of Broadcasting.
Application Process: None. All students admitted to a graduate program are automatically considered for school assistantships. In assigning assistantships, we consider students’ academic performance, language and writing competency, as well as preparedness to assist the department.

Research Assistantships

Duties: The School of Communication has been successful in winning contracts and grants that allow students to work with faculty on research projects. Duties vary.
Application Process: None. All students admitted to a graduate program are automatically considered for school assistantships. In assigning assistantships, we consider students’ academic performance, language and writing competency, as well as preparedness to assist the department. These opportunities may be discussed with the school director.

Merit and Need Scholarships


Florida State University awards numerous scholarships each academic year to School of Communication students through the fundraising efforts of the Florida State University Foundation and the generosity of private donors.

Scholarships are limited to full-time students (undergraduate or graduate) who are majors in the Florida State University School of Communication and are often awarded based on several factors including, but not limited to, demonstrated academic success, donor-stipulated criteria and financial need.

Qualified students may apply for multiple scholarships but, most often, will receive only one per year. It is university policy that all scholarship recipients must prepare a letter of appreciation to the donor before receiving funds. Scholarship recipients are invited to attend the College of Communication & Information Scholarship & Awards Reception on November 14, 2019.

Please note:  Scholarships are awarded in the fall semester and may cause an adjustment to financial aid award packages.  Students are responsible for consulting the Financial Services Office to determine if their awards are affected by any additional funds.

Applications accepted between August 16, 2019 and September 13, 2019.

To locate scholarships and fill out an application go to https://fsu.academicworks.com/