Funding & Scholarships


Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year beginning summer 2017 is $964 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 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 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 during the student's first semester in the program. Applications will be evaluated based on the qualifications provided as well as undergraduate and/or graduate GPA.

To apply simply FILL OUT THIS FORM & SUBMIT it via email to Kelly Luquet, by March 15, 2017 for students planning to start the program in Summer 2017 and June 15, 2017 for students planning to start the program in Fall 2017.

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 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.

Internships & Student Employment

Each year the program offers different opportunites for internships and student employment on campus. To learn more about these positions, please contact: