Merit Awards, FInancial Aid and TuItion Payments


Merit Award

The department has a number of competitive merit award assistantships, which consist of a cash research assistant stipend and a partial tuition waiver. In addition, some assistantships are available specifically for underrepresented minority students. All awards are competitive; for consideration, applications must be completed by March 1. Our faculty also may provide assistantships or hourly work on research from their research grants when it is available; these assistantships are given to students on a competitive basis and are often offered to more advanced skilled students.

Promissory Notes for Employer Reimbursement Tuition

The university has pre-established arrangements for students who are employed at agencies that pay for graduate education. Students must sign a promissory note, in case the employer does not pay part or all of the tuition. Please see the following website:

Applicants and currently admitted students should click here to find out about loans and other financial aid opportunities.  For information about tuition payments, please click here.