Financial Assistance

Teaching Assistantships

A number of graduate teaching assistantships are available, offering full tuition remission and salaries of $7,813 for first year TA’s and $7,901 for second year TA’s. Normally, provided they make adequate progress toward the degree, students who enter with graduate teaching assistantships will have them for the full two years. All applicants are automatically considered for teaching assistantships. No special application form is needed.

Fellowships and Scholarships

There are also various fellowships and scholarships available. Below are descriptions of the awards:

  • Non-Resident Tuition Remission Scholarships remit the entire portion of the out-of-state tuition. These are normally for one year only but may be renewed subject to the approval of the dean. Eligible applicants are automatically considered for these awards.
  • Chancellor’s Awards provide for a limited number of lump sum scholarships; the department can recommend a student for an award subject to final approval of the dean. No special application forms are needed, as all eligible applicants are automatically considered for these awards.
  • The Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship is a one-year renewable fellowship which remits all tuition and awards a stipend of $15,000; the fellowship is to assist members of underrepresented groups and other disadvantaged students in graduate studies. The online application must be completed by January 16, 2015. Information and access to the online application can be found on the Graduate School’s website.
  • The department can recommend up to 2 students for a Distinguished Graduate School Fellowship. It is a competitive award but the department has a good record of securing fellowships for returning, 2nd year students. Generally, incoming students are not nominated for this award.