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Student Opportunities


"My internship has allowed me to join a school community, learn from and work alongside skilled teachers, and pursue my career in education, all while working towards my graduate studies in English."

-Jordan Andes, Nashville-area independent school intern

Financial Aid

There are several types of federal financial aid available to graduate students. Please visit our student financial services website to learn more.


Graduate assistantships are available through the Office of Student Organization and Activities each year. Applications are due in early Spring.

Internships, Fellowships, and Employment

Internships, fellowships, and part-time employment help fund the cost of graduate school while giving valuable career enrichment experience. Opportunities include tutoring positions and summer teaching associateships at the writing center, employment at the library, and internships at local independent schools. Application deadlines vary, but most applications are due in early Spring. Please contact the director of graduate studies for more information.


We offer partial scholarships to full-time students on a competitive basis. In addition, we also offer partial reimbursement for research and conference travel.

There are also several sources of external scholarships available, such as these scholarships offered by West End United Methodist Church for those who are in or pursuing careers in teaching. For more on external scholarships, visit Belmont’s English Graduate scholarship website.

Employee Tuition Reimbursement

Many companies offer tuition reimbursement for graduate school, including Vanderbilt University, Comcast, AT&T, Procter & Gamble, UPS, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Best Buy. Check with your employer to see if they offer reimbursement.

Military Benefits

Military members qualify for financial assistance, and Belmont University is a Yellow Ribbon University. For more on military benefits, please click here.

Tuition and Fees

Click here to determine your total estimated costs per semester for courses in the Graduate English program.