Scholarships and Financial Aid

You may qualify for a scholarship award based on academic performance and/or financial need.

Active military members may quality for Missouri state resident tuition. Restrictions apply.

DSS Graduate School scholarships

For more information, including how to apply, please contact Kathy Fedorchak (

Additional options

You may also qualify for university-wide scholarships or financial aid. For more information, refer to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

DSS Graduate School graduate assistantship

A graduate assistantship covers your tuition costs for a master's degree.  Must be a full-time in-resident student at the Fairfax, Virginia location.  For more information, please contact Kathy Fedorchak (

Tuition discount for specific military members

Serving in the U.S. armed forces? Not a Missouri state resident? You may be able to save money on your college education.

You must meet both requirements below to receive the Missouri state-resident tuition rate.

  • Active duty in the U.S. military
  • Officially assigned to Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.

Contact us for more information.