Graduate students typically have three primary responsibilities related to their pursuit of an advanced degree at the University: coursework, thesis or dissertation research, and assistantship or other employment responsibilities. Commonly, students undertake research that is directly related to the work supported by a research assistantship. However, in some cases, the research or teaching assistantship is not related to the research program. In these cases, it is expected that the student arranges work schedules and responsibilities to successfully meet all their obligations to the University. Consult with the major professor if there are any questions about research or work expectations.
The following types of financial aid are available: