Above and beyond Federal Perkins Student Loans and Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans through the Student Financial Assistance, the following financial support is also available to qualified graduate students at Marshall University:

  • Graduate Assistantships – Administrative (GAA)
  • Graduate Assistantships – Research (GAR)
  • Graduate Assistantships – Teaching (GTA)
  • Graduate Work Study (WS)


Forensic Science Student-Specific Fees

For more information regarding tuition and fees please visit http://www.marshall.edu/bursar/tuition-payment/tuitionhousing-rates/.  To view the Forensic Science Graduate Program-specific fees, please visit http://www.marshall.edu/sfa/eligibility-costs/cost-of-attendance/forensic-science-graduate/. .  These fees are for the academic year 2014-2015 (Fall 2014 – Summer 2015). Fees and waivers are subject to change per academic year.

The Forensic Science Fee is a special fee designed to support the Forensic Science Program.  For more information, e-mail forensics@marshall.edu.

Metro area includes the following counties:

  • In Ohio : Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meits, Pike, and Scioto
  • In Kentucky: Boyd, Carter, Elliot, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Martin, and Pike.

Some fee waivers are available for Educational/General Fee and System Capital Fee.

Graduate Assistantships are non-tenured, part-time academic appointments that are available through a variety of departments and offices including academic departments, research units, administrative offices, and service units. There are three types of Graduate Assistants: Teaching Assistant; Research Assistant; Administrative Assistant.

GAs working 10 hours/week, also receive a stipend per semester and a partial waiver of tuition. Tuition is defined as System Capital Fees and Educational & General Fees.  (Note: some fees will be the student’s responsibility).

Please note that the work time specified is an average time commitment per week. Your hiring unit will be sure to accommodate your academic requirements including class and examination schedules. Our priority is that you have the best possible opportunity to pursue your education. Work hours should not interfere with your course load or delay your progress toward earning your degree.

In order to be eligible for the maximum amount of Financial Aid during the fall and spring semesters, graduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester. If enrolled for 7 credit hours per semester students are still eligible for Financial Assistance but at a prorated level.

The student must be able to document satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to qualify for financial aid and/or graduate assistantship. This requires that the student maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) and a 75% or higher course enrollment to completion ratio each term. Click here for the full policy on satisfactory academic progress for Graduate level students.