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Financial Aid

Assistantships, Scholarships, and Fellowships

PhD students who wish to apply for financial aid are encouraged to apply before December 15th 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 $13,272 annually plus a tuition waiver.
  • The Department also has two assistantships funded by a combination of state and endowment funds.
  • 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 $6,000 annually.
  • Also available is the Schomberg Fellowship for Minority Students