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Graduate Student Financial Support

Graduate aid comes in many forms, including fellowships, scholarships, assistantships, wages and loans. Multiple sources of funding are available for graduate students, from government agencies, employers, and foundations to academic departments and schools. Your first stop for questions about funding should be your Director of Graduate Studies.

The Graduate School offers doctoral students a minimum of five years of financial support upon admission, including twelve-month living support of $30,600 and full remission of tuition, fees and the premium for single-person coverage through the University’s student health insurance plan.  As outlined in the Graduate School's external award policy, doctoral students may combine financial support awarded upon admission with external funds to increase their overall living support, reduce their teaching duties and, in many circumstances, extend their guaranteed support into a sixth-year.  Master’s candidates are sometimes admitted with assistantship support or awarded assistantships during their enrollment based on their academic performance and the availability of teaching or research opportunities.