Graduate appointments are awarded by academic programs and departments. Appointments provide a stipend for service and generally include a tuition scholarship. Stipend and scholarship amounts vary by program. Appointment types include Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, and Graduate Assistantships.
To apply, indicate your interest in an appointment on the degree-seeking application in the space provided. Review the program's website for details about appointments and any additional application requirements.
Federal Aid for U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents
To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships office.
Campus-based job postings are listed through Human Resources. Please be aware, for students with graduate appointments or with F and J visas, work is limited to 20 hours per week during fall and spring semesters and 28 hours per week for the summer and other academic breaks.
Grants and Fellowships
- Graduate Student Senate provides $49,000 a year to graduate students for travel and original work grants. Travel Awards are $500 and Original Work Grants are $750.
- Named Graduate Fellowships provide a service-free stipend and a tuition scholarship, and are funded through the Graduate College. See Named Graduate Fellowships for details.
- Student Enhancement Awards provide up to $6,000 support research and travel for a student and mentor to attend a professional meeting to present results. See Student Enhancement Awards for more information.
- The Graduate College office can assist students with applying for external grants and fellowships. See Grant and Fellowship Development for details.