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Types of Graduate Support

 

The most common forms of graduate support are teaching and research assistantships, each of which includes a stipend, tuition remission, and a subsidy for medical insurance. Recipients of these assistantships are assigned to a faculty adviser who supervises the experience. Graduate assistants support undergraduate instruction or undertake research projects. Appointments are available only to graduate students who are registered for courses and enrolled in degree programs. Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate a sufficient level of English language proficiency in order to receive a teaching assistantship.

Learn more about assistantships

See the graduate assistant fact sheet

Fellowships are highly prestigious packages for financial support that typically include a stipend, tuition remission, and a subsidy for medical insurance. They are awarded by the University or outside organizations. Unlike assistantships, they do not have required responsibilities in instruction or research. Recipients must be enrolled in degree programs and registered full time.

Learn more about the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards

Training grants are given by agencies outside the University and are intended to support specific learning experiences in core curricular areas and research methods. Institutional awards, typically under the direction of a faculty principal investigator, offer funding to support selected students with stipends and tuition grants-in-aid, and often include a subsidy for medical insurance.

Scholarships are financial awards that support graduate study. Most are awarded by colleges, graduate programs, or outside funding agencies, based on academic merit. Some awards also consider financial need or other specified criteria.

Learn more about the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards

Educational loans are available through the Office of Student Aid; certain eligibility criteria apply. Learn more about student loan options at the office's loans page.

Get details about loan options

Opportunities for work are available on campus in a variety of locations. Visit the Office of Student Aid's employment page for information, or go to the University's Job Opportunities website to begin your search.

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See available job opportunities