OTHER SOURCES OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL
Teaching and Research Assistantships
Departments may award teaching assistantships, which include a stipend (up to half-time) for assisting a faculty member during the academic year. Teaching assistantships (may be up to 20 hours a week) may also involve leading a discussion section, supervising a laboratory, grading papers, and meeting with students. A teaching assistant helps an institution teach its undergraduate students in return for a salary (and sometimes fee/tuition remission) that helps support his/her own graduate studies.
A research assistantship carries a stipend (up to half time) for conducting research with a faculty member, with the possibility of extending to full time during the summer break.
One may apply for assistantships through department offices. Both awards provide valuable academic experience. Many institutions also waive or reduce tuition for teaching and research assistants.
Administrative internships, graduate traineeships, residence hall and counseling assistantships, reader or tutor positions, and/or part-time positions are available through campus programs and offices. Consult departments and campus employment offices for details.