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Financial Aid

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Typically, the faculty advisor is responsible for sponsoring their graduate student’s financial aid, which comes in one of three forms:


Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)

Provides a monthly stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. It may be either a 10-hour or 20-hour position. Responsibilities include assisting a faculty member with course-related tasks such as grading, assisting students, and leading labs.


Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA)

Provides a monthly stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. It may be either a 10-hour or 20-hour position. Responsibilities include assisting a faculty member with research tasks.


Fellowships

The department and university provide a number of fellowships. Except for the Bodenheimer fellowship, the research faculty advisor is responsible for nominating a student for each of the fellowships. Learn more about the fellowships available to EECS students.