Graduate students in the Design and Technology M.F.A. programs are typically awarded an assistantship which includes a tuition waiver covering most fees, in addition to a stipend (currently a minimum of $11,000) for working 20 hours a week in their area of expertise. Academic merit fellowships and research and creative activity travel grant opportunities are also available on a competitive basis.
Student Academic Appointees and Fellowship Recipients are automatically enrolled in the student insurance plan, with the cost of the student premium paid by the university. The plan includes dental, mental health, and prescription drug benefits. Eligible students may insure their dependents. Eligible dependents are the spouse/same-sex domestic partner (residing with the Insured student) and unmarried children under the age of 24.
Additional benefits include a sustainability-conscious campus with free buses, free Adobe and Microsoft products, and a ubiquitous wireless Internet.