Western Michigan University's College of Health and Human Services offers a number of half-time doctoral associateships that provide partial tuition and a modest stipend during the first two years of required coursework. These half-time appointments carry a work requirement of 10 hours per week, generally providing research assistance under the mentorship of a faculty member. The work may be completed at a distance.
WMU also offers assistance for historically underrepresented students as well as a variety of competitive grants. Information about these University-wide forms of aid is available from the WMU Graduate College. Information about student loans and other federal, state and WMU need-based programs, including timelines and deadlines, is available from the WMU Office of Student Financial Aid.