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Scholarships, Aid and Awards

The goal of the School of Art and Design is to provide you all the resources possible to set you up for a successful future. Multiple funding opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students, and our excellent advisors work hard to set you up in the right direction.

Funding contacts:


Erin Palmer, Associate Professor


Pattie Chalmers, Head of Graduate Studies


Financial Aid

Students admitted to SIU are eligible for financial aid. There are basic regulations that relate to these awards. Information regarding the federal work-study program and loans may be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office.


Nearly all of our graduate students receive funding while at SIU, often through a graduate assistantship. Our assistantships include, classroom teachers or assistants, research assistant or administrative assistant.

Students should submit an application for graduate assistantships, fellowships, or traineeships through their specific department. Information and application forms for the tuition scholarship program is available from the Graduate School office. Information regarding the federal work-study program and loans is available by contacting the SIU Financial Aid Office.