All graduate assistantships/fellowship are awarded on a 9-month basis, except in special cases where students are expected to work for more than nine months. In those special cases, such students must be compensated for the additional months proportionately.For doctoral assistantships and fellowships, an academic year (nine months) stipend of $13,500 and $3,000 during the summer (if employed during the summer) for a maximum of four academic years. Doctoral assistantship and fellowship amounts may possibly vary in certain disciplines depending on the qualifications of the student, complexity of assignments, etc. In such cases, justification should be provided. Recipients must pas in-state tuition and fees out of the above amounts.
For assistantships at the master's degree level, an academic year stipend of $9,000 and $2,000 during the summer (if employed during the summer) for a maximum of two academic years for master's students. In exceptional cases, graduate assistants can be paid more than the above stipulated amount, provided that justification can be provided based on reasons such as the qualifications of a student and the complexity of the assignment. Students are expected to pay in-state tuition and fees out of assistantship amount.
For tuition scholarships, full tuition waiver for two academic years for master's students and four academic years for doctoral students.
Support in the form of regular graduate assistantships/ fellowships may be provided, upon petition, for students who are making satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree but whose respective programs extend beyond two academic years or doctoral programs extend beyond four academic years.