The School of Public Affairs and Administration at Western Michigan University offers, in conjunction with the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office, various financial aid programs, scholarships and assistantships to students who are just entering as well as those already in a graduate program.

The graduate certificates in nonprofit leadership and administration and health care administration are non-degree seeking programs, which may not qualify for certain financial aid or scholarships. If you have questions, please contact Western Michigan University's Student Financial Aid and Scholarships office.

Financial aid programs

Graduate assistantships

The School of Public Affairs and Administration is accepting graduate assistant applications for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. We are looking for candidates that are competent in the use of various social media platforms. Experience with website design programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Drupal CMS is also desired.

Graduate Student Travel Fund

  • The Graduate Student Travel Grants support graduate students engaged in independent scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and artistic and creative activity.


Master of Public Administration students may apply for: