All entering students receive generous fellowship support and summer funding. Currently, support is guaranteed by the Graduate School for four years for students entering with an M.A. or five years for students entering with a B.A. This guarantee includes two years of fellowship and two or more years of teaching assistantships. These provide full tuition awards and, in addition, offer academic year stipends and student health insurance coverage. Students receive additional funding for four summers. Travel money and grants are also available to fund research projects and conference travel.
Prospective graduate students are encouraged to consider applying for outside fellowships.