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Stipends and Scholarships

Faculty member in front of white board - SMThe dean determines which students receive funding upon the recommendations of academic departments/programs as well as the Distinguished Fellowships Committee. In accordance with the guidelines of the Council of Graduate Schools, students are notified of financial awards by April 1, and must reply by April 15. If the dean does not receive a written acceptance of the aid offer by April 15, the offer may be rescinded. In consultation with academic departments, the dean also assigns students to assistantship assignments within and outside the academic departments and programs.

Students who wish to be considered for distinguished fellowship awards (see the GSAS Academic Policies and Procedures Guidebook) must complete the Distinguished Fellowships Application and submit by the date specified on the web page (usually in early to mid-January).

Guidelines for each distinguished fellowship are available on the Distinguished Fellowships website.


GSAS 2020 - 2021 Stipend Rates*

*For programs with 12-month financial aid packages, please contact your department for updated stipend rates.



Stipend Amount

Graduate Assistant
(1st and 2nd year students)

Academic Year


Graduate Assistant
(3rd year + students)

Academic year


New Student Distinguished Fellowship

Academic year


Teaching Fellowship

Academic year


Research Fellowship

Academic year


Senior Teaching Fellowship

Academic year


Alumni Dissertation Fellowship

12 months


Summer Fellowships


$4,000 (2020 stipend rate)

Mary Magdalene Impact Fellowship


$4,500 for a summer and up to $2,000 for related travel and research expenses
*Please be advised that all University-sponsored travel has been suspended for AY 2020-2021. Please plan accordingly when proposing your budget.

Santander International Internships Fellowship


Up to $1,500 (Summer 2021)

Teaching Associates **
**TA's can be assigned a maximum of two courses per semester.

Per course / per semester

Fall - $6,600

Spring - $7,000

Suggested Hourly Rates for all GSAS Hourly Student Workers




Master's Students

Per hour


Doctoral Students

Per hour


For information on payment schedules, see GSAS Financial Aid Recipients.