Graduate students may receive financial support through fellowships, traineeships and teaching or research assistantships sponsored by federal, state and private agencies. A graduate student must be in good academic standing (3.000 GPA or better) to be eligible for appointment to an assistantship, fellowship, or traineeship and must be registered in each semester in which the appointment is in effect. There are also minimum registration requirements for eligibility for tuition and health insurance benefits.
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) assists students and parents in applying for and securing financial assistance when family resources are insufficient to meet educational expenses. The OSFA offers assistance with any part of the financial aid process (including scholarships, grants, loans and campus employment), as well as providing financial aid counseling assistance.