Funding & Scholarships

Internships & 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 $3,000), in addition to being paid hourly.

Graduate Student Teaching Opportunities:
The students hired for these 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.

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.


Incoming Student Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available to incoming students (up to $2,500 each) during their first semester in the program. Applications will be evaluated based on the qualifications provided as well as undergraduate and/or graduate GPA.

Applicants interested in pursuing an Incoming Student Scholarship should submit their application materials by the priority deadline.

Qualifications include:

  1. Be admitted to the Master of Arts in Kinesiology program or have completed your application.
  2. Have the potential to make a significant contribution and become a leader in the field.
  3. Be an exemplary student with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or a graduate GPA of 3.5.*
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation and acceptance for the Lasallian traditions and principles upon which Saint Mary’s Is founded, specifically a concern for the poor and social justice, respect for all persons, and/or inclusive community.

*If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirement you may still apply, however, priority will be given to students who do.

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.

Continuing Student Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships (up to $2,500 each) are also available for continuing students. To be eligible students need to have completed at least 14 units of coursework prior to the start of the 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.


Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $978 per unit.

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.