Our department offers a variety of types of financial aid to students in its Ph.D. program. These include graduate fellowships, associate instructorships, and graduate assistantships, all of which usually include fee remissions. We attempt to provide financial aid to all continuing Ph.D. students in their second through fifth years, as long as they are making satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree, maintain a strong overall performance, and are able to serve as an associate instructor or graduate assistant.
Fellowships & Funding
Graduate fellowships are offered to a small number of exceptional students. The stipends attached do not require specific duties, and the amount of the fellowship actually used to pay the cost of tuition, course fees, and course-related books, supplies, and equipment is excludable from taxable income. All fellowship recipients must be enrolled full time. You may receive a graduate fellowship in addition to an assistantship appointment or a fee scholarship.
Teaching assistantships + associate instructorships
Teaching assistantships (TAs) and associate instructorships (AIs) are the primary form of financial assistance for continuing students. TAs assist a faculty member in teaching introductory courses like ECON- E201/E202 and are responsible for leading discussion sections. Experienced AIs have full responsibility for teaching sections of Principles (ECON-E 201/E202) or lab sections of Statistics (ECON-E 370).