Student Resources

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Student Handbook

Find information about policies and procedures associated with our master’s program in marriage and family therapy.

Download the Handbook (PDF)

Assistantship Overview

A limited number of assistantships are available to students in PNW’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Assistantship awards depend on funding availability, the student’s performance in their previous semester of assistantship and the student’s satisfactory progress. Assistantships awarded usually involve teaching or research.

  • Teaching assistantships may involve assisting a faculty member with teaching a class; advanced students may be offered an opportunity to independently teach a class.
  • Research assistantships involve helping faculty with research, such as conducting literature reviews, calling/interviewing participants, gathering and analyzing data, preparing reports, or preparing results for presentation at conferences or publication.

Assistantship Benefits

  • Assistantships awarded are quarter-time, or 10-hours per week, and come with tuition remission and a small stipend. The small stipend is currently $2,559 per semester, paid out over the 5 months in a semester.
  • Summer tuition is waived if students have an assistantship the spring prior to and the fall after the summer in which tuition is waived. Students do not receive a stipend during the summer.
  • Assistantships do not cover fees, which run roughly $1000 per semester (that is, $1000 in the fall and $1000 in the spring) and $500 during the summer.

Our first priority is to ensure that all students receive an assistantship. Students may find hourly work on campus to supplement the stipend they receive with their assistantship. Assistantship support may be available for a maximum of  2.5 years.

Apply for FAFSA

Please apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), indicating that you are interested in receiving Work Study funds.

Complete the FAFSA