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Financial Assistance

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All applicants for the M.S. and Ph.D. degree are considered for financial assistance. The most common forms are described below.

Teaching Assistantships (TA) provide a stipend plus full tuition. Duties involve an average of 12 hours of work per week and may include assisting in the laboratory or recitation sections and grading reports or homework.

Research Assistantships (RA) provide a stipend plus full tuition.

Students who receive full one-year TA or RA appointments are entitled to two weeks vacation and University-observed holidays.

M.E., M.S., and Ph.D. Partial Tuition Assistantships
Because of the limited number of TAs and RAs available, partial tuition assistantships are often granted on a merit basis. These assistantships offer a waiver of a portion of the student's tuition. There is no stipend associated with this form of assistantship. M.E. students are eligible only for this form of assistantship.