Tuition & Scholarships

Gradaute Coordinator Positions & Student Employment

Each year the Graduate Kinesiology program offers different opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience. To learn more about these positions, please click the links below.

Graduate Student Coordinator Fellowships:
The students hired for these positions will be eligible to receive an academic scholarship (up to $2,500), in addition to being paid hourly.

For consideration for one of these coordinator positions please email your resume and cover letter to Joo Ae Chu at The application deadline for Spring 2021 Compliance and Communications positions is January 8, 2021. 

Graduate Student Teaching Opportunities:
The students hired for the Undergrdauate Physical Education Course positions will be paid via a stipend throughout the semester.

Department of Kinesiology Student Employment Opportunities:
The students hired for these positions will be paid hourly throughout the year.

Writing Across the Curriculum Graduate Student Fellowships



Graduate Kinesiology Leadership Scholarship

The Graduate Kinesiology Leadership Scholarship is given to incoming students (up to $3,000) who have demonstrated academic excellence and engagement throughout their undergraduate and/or professional career.  Qualifications include: 

1. Must have completed the application or have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Kinesiology program;

2. Have the potential to become a leader in the field of Kinesiology and/or the record of significant contribution to the field; and

3. Demonstrate appreciation for Lasallian principles - social justice, respect for all persons, and or inclusive community - upon which Saint Mary's is founded. 

Please submit a written statement, up to three pages in length, that addresses the qualifications listed above to Program Manager Joo Ae Chu at by January 15, 2021 for Spring 2021

Director's Engagement Scholarship

The Graduate Kinesiology Director's Engagement scholarship will be awarded to students (up to $3,000) who exemplify academic excellence and who are committed and engaged in the classroom and the Graduate Kinesiology community.  

Applicants should submit a 2-page paper that addresses the following two aspects: 1. past and current engagement in the classroom and contributions to the Graduate Kinesiology community; and 2. ideas and plans to foster community amongst current and future students, faculty and alumni.  

Please send your application to Program Manager Joo Ae Chu at by January 15, 2021 for Spring 2021. 


Private Scholarships

Students may also apply for private scholarships through websites such as Fastweb and iModulesClick here for a list of additional external scholarship opportunities that may apply.

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.

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 The Saint Mary's College of California Title IV code is #001302.


Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $992 per unit and the program is a total of 30 units. 

There are several types of financial assistance available for our students to help cover the cost of tuition including federal financial aid, scholarships, and student employment opportunities.