There are several types of financial assistance available for our students to help cover the cost of tuition including federal financial aid, scholarships, graduate assistantships and other student employment opportunities.
Federal Financial Aid
Federal financial aid in the form of student loans is available for those who qualify. To learn more about the types of loans available please visit the Finanical Aid Office's website. To apply file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov. The Saint Mary's College of California Title IV code is #001302.
New Student Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are available to incoming students in the form of tuition reduction for the cost of one 3-unit course for the summer or fall term. To apply simply FILL OUT THIS FORM & SUBMIT it via email to [email protected] by APRIL 1ST.
- Be admitted to the program or have completed your application to the Graduate Kinesiology program.
- Be an exemplary student with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or the equivalent.
- Have the potential to make a significant contribution and become a leader in the field.
- Demonstrate an appreciation and acceptance of the Lasallian traditions and principles upon which Saint Mary’s is founded, namely a dedication to service learning and social justice.
Students may also apply for private scholarships through websites such as Fastweb and iModules. Click here for a list of additional external scholarship opportunities that may apply.
Continuing Student Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are also available for continuing students in the form of tuition reduction for the cost of one 3-unit course during their second summer or fall term. To be eligible students need to have completed at least 14 units of coursework prior to the start of the summer term.
There is no need to apply. Recipients are selected by the faculty based on their GPA in the program up to that point. There are no set GPA requirements, but most previous recipients have had GPAs of 3.75 and above.
Graduate and Professional Student Development Funds
Some funding is also available for independent research and professional development in the form of grants through the Graduate & Professional Student Research and Development Fund. Learn more here.
Each year the program offers up to five internships. One internship with Saint Mary's Strength and Conditioning program, three internships with Saint Mary's Campus Recreation department and one internship with the Graduate Kinesiology program in Social Media and Web Development. To learn more about the Strength and Conditioning opportunities please email Jon Gregory and Shane Connolly. To learn more about the social media and web development opportunity please email Kelly deMarrais.
Student Employment Opportunities
Many of our graduate students work for our Athletic Department or with the Department of Recreational Sports at UC Berkeley or at other local sport agencies.
Two to three paid graduate positions are available each year as a part of our collaboration with the Department of Recreational Sports at UC Berkeley (UCB). These are part-time positions and the work takes place at UC Berkeley. Prospective students must apply to and be selected/hired by the UCB Recreational Sports Department. For more information please contact Brigette Lossing.
Additional positions are sometimes available through the Saint Mary's College (SMC) Athletic Department. To qualify, prospective students must apply to and be hired by the Athletic Department. These and other part-time and full-time student positions are generally advertised on Gael Link.
Other SMC departments might also be hiring: Look for Jobs on Campus here.
For other possible paid Internship opportunities, visit our Internship Opportunity Board for current students.