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Aid and Awards

Standard Financial Support

A full, five-year competitive funding package is available for every Ph.D. student. Graduate students admitted with assistantships are granted tuition remission, health insurance benefits, and a competitive annual stipend.

A standard teaching load for graduate students is one course per semester. All first-year students are exempt from teaching duties. Students in their fifth year often co-teach upper-division literature and culture courses, and some teach their own class, depending on departmental needs.

Additional Support Options