DrPH Curriculum - Page 11

School of Graduate Studies Financial Aid Awards Key Requirements Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to receive any form of financial assistance including the tuition scholarship and gradate assistantship. Failure to maintain the appropriate GPA will result in forfeiture of all financial assistance. When this occurs, students will need to reapply for financial assistance. No monies are held for students while they work to restore their good academic standing. Tuition Scholarships Unemployed Student Guidelines  Students who are unemployed may receive a tuition scholarship that covers up to nine (9) credits.  Tuition scholarships only cover expenses related to tuition. Students are responsible for paying all required fees.  Fees must be paid during the registration period, or the Bursar’s Office reserves the right to drop courses and grades from the students’ records.  Students cannot be employed outside of Morgan State University on a part-time or full-time basis. If you are caught working while on a full-time scholarship, you may have to re-pay all tuition costs and be dismissed from the University.  Employed Student Guidelines  Students who are working may receive a tuition scholarship that covers up to six (6) credits.  Tuition scholarships only cover expenses related to tuition. Students are responsible for paying all required fees.  Fees must be paid during the registration period, or the Bursar’s Office reserves the right to drop courses and grades from the students’ records. DrPH Student Graduate Assistantship Guidelines  DrPH students that are awarded a Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship will receive a tuition award that covers nine (9) credits and a stipend in the amount of $16,000 over a 12 month period. Students are ineligible to work outside of Morgan but can work on projects within the School.  Students will be assigned to a faculty who will insure that they are working on research activity.  Students who receive the Graduate Assistantship award are not allowed to be gainfully employed outside of the university.  The School of Graduate Studies requires students receiving Title III funded stipends to submit an annual report. The due date for this report is May 1st of each year.  Students cannot be employed outside of Morgan State University on a part-time or full-time basis while on Fellowship. If you are caught working while on Fellowship, you may have to re-pay all tuition costs and be dismissed from the University. This is a serious matter, and written agreements, signed by the students are retained by the graduate admissions office and copies are forwarded to the School of Community Health and Policy and filed in students’ folders. MSU School of Community Health and Policy Academic Policies and Procedures Handbook- DrPH Curriculum 11