Since the beginning of Central Michigan University's Doctorate of Audiology Program all Au.D students have received at a minimum a partial graduate assistantship during their first year. As part of this award these students also receive in-state tuition for all four years.

For current graduate tuition rates, click here. The professional curriculum totals approximately 115 credits hours for the four year program. Please contact the Department of Communication Disorders at 989-774-7301 for more information.

Departmental Scholarships:

J. Dean and Betty L. Eckersley Audiology Scholarship
for Audiology graduate students
Established in 1996 as a renewable scholarship for a graduate status audiology student within the Department of Communication Disorders who earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 as a senior with financial need as determined by CMU. Preference is given to students from Isabella County, other counties of Michigan, and transfer students from Mid-Michigan Community College who were recipients of the J. Dean and Betty L Eckersley Scholarship. Applications are available through the CDO Audiology Division, Health Professions Building 1183.
Nicholas P. Redfield Memorial Scholarship
for third-year Audiology graduate students
Established in 1998 by colleagues in memory of Dr. Redfield for a third-year Au.D. doctoral student who demonstrates a "client-centered" approach in clinical performance. Volunteer works and efforts to better the audiology program at CMU will also be considered in selecting a candidate for this award. Applications made be made through the CDO Audiology Division, Health Professions Building 1183.

AMBUCS, Scholarship
for Audiology students
Since 1955, National AMBUCS, Inc., a national charitable service organization, has been awarding scholarships to therapy students in various programs including doctoral degree programs. Applications are accepted from February 18 until April 15, annually. Application forms are available here, this is an auto fill form that is submitted on-line.  The applicant must also submit a school enrollment vertification which can be obrained from the Registrar's Office, a copy of Student Aid Report, obtained after completing the yearly FAFSA application, and a Student Personal Statement.  The applicant must also submit to Mike Trenshaw,  by fax or email ( the Chapter Endorsement form .  This form must be completed and signed off on by the Grand Rapids Chapter and submitted to the National Scholarship Committee by the April 15th deadline.  Priority is given to Grand Rapids area students. 

 For more information about financial aid, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 1-888-392-0007, visit online, or email Patty Pickler at