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Financial Aid

Assistantships, Scholarships, and Fellowships

PhD students who wish to apply for financial aid are encouraged to apply before January 2 for Fall enrollment. At this time, MA students are not eligible for financial aid.

Approximately two-thirds of our active graduate students have been funded from a variety of financial resources. Some appointments include various forms of assistantships. Several scholarships and fellowships are also available.

  • The Department has twenty-two state-funded teaching, grading, research and student assistantships which currently provide a starting stipend of approximately $13,250 annually plus a tuition waiver
  • Qualified applicants with an interest in ethics are eligible for Hourani Endowment Fellowships which supplement other assistantships with a stipend top off award of $2,000.
  • The College of Arts and Sciences offers Dissertation Fellowships of $4,000 annually for students in the third stage of the doctoral program.
  • Qualified applicants with an interest in cognitive science are eligible for an IGERT Fellowship offered jointly with the NCGIA.
  • Students with exceptional qualifications are eligible for Presidential Fellowships of $4,0000-$6,000 annually.
  • Also available is the Schomberg Fellowship for Minority Students