Financial Aid & Support

Paying for graduate school

Our graduate students receive nearly $56 million in institutional financial aid each year through funding options from several of our departments. Our University also provides graduate students with presentation and research grants, health insurance scholarships and doctoral fellowships.

Our students have the ability to take out federal student loans in order to fund their education. In addition, external scholarships can help graduate students to pay for their education.

Our Available Funding

Graduate students have a range of resources for financial assistance, some of which come from the academic units themselves. These can include teaching and research assistantships, scholarships and funding for research. Consult with your program’s faculty and administrative assistants for information about discipline-specific funding.

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Our Assistantships

Provided on a program-by-program basis, our research and teaching assistantships provide over $10 million in annual stipend funding. Our graduate students also benefit from hands-on research and teaching experience in their respective fields, working closely with our faculty.

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Office of Graduate Studies Funding

Through our Office of Graduate Studies, we’re able to offer centrally funded merit-based awards:

Doctoral Fellowship
Presentation and Research Grant
GTA/GRA Health Insurance Scholarship

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Office of Financial Aid

Some graduate students seek out and earn private scholarships and awards to fund their education. This can be a time-consuming process — we recommend you start your search as early as possible.

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External Funding

Some graduate students seek out and earn private scholarships and awards to fund their education. This can be a time-consuming process — we recommend you start your search as early as possible.

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Our Presentation & Research Grants

In addition to funding for your tuition and life expenses, we provide presentation and research grants to support your academic and professional development. Our Graduate Student Professional Development Grants (GSPDG) provide financial support for conference presentations, exhibitions and performances, thesis and dissertation-related expenses, and travel fares.

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Our Office of Sponsored Research & Programs

Our Office of Sponsored Research & Programs (ORSP) will help you through the application process as you seek funding for federal, non-federal and internal funding for your research projects.

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