We offer three levels of financial aid for graduate students.
Excellence Fellowships. $15,000 per year.
These are teaching fellowships for doctoral candidates of exceptional merit,
usually those with publishing credentials and considerable teaching, editorial,
and other literary experience. Like all support, the fellowship includes a full
tuition waiver in addition to the stipend amount. Students who receive
Excellence Fellowships typically teach two courses per semester. Courses
assigned tend to begin with composition and, in later years, may include
technical writing, literature, or creative writing classes, depending on
availability. All Ph.D. applicants will be considered for these fellowships; no
separate application is required. Deadline is March 1.
Here's a PDF file with a little more information about the
TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS FOR PH.D. STUDENTS
Teaching Assistantships. $10,000 per year.
Teaching Assistants teach two courses per semester, or do equivalent work
within the department, such as tutoring undergraduates in the Writing Center,
assisting a professor with his or her research, or grading assignments for an
online World Literature course (adding up to a nominal 20 hours per week). Only
students who have completed 18 hours of graduate coursework are eligible to
teach. The assistantship includes a
full tuition waiver in addition to the $10,000 stipend. All M.A. and Ph.D.
applicants will be considered for these fellowships; no separate application is
required. The deadline is March 1.
Work Study. $8000 per year.
Our entry level support provides a full tuition waiver plus a
generous stipend. To be considered for work study, you must apply online at
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Financial Aid Office determines eligibility based
on need and provides the English Department with a list of eligible applicants.
The English Department selects from that list on a merit basis. Work Study
students teach one or two courses per semester or do equivalent work—serving as
assistants to faculty members, tutoring in the Writing Center, or working in the
department in some capacity (the combined total of teaching and other work
adding up to 20 hours per week). Only students who have completed 18 hours of
graduate coursework are eligible to teach.
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