Financial Support

Financial support for your graduate education

Graduate appointments with financial aid are intended to provide (1) essential services for the department and (2) financial aid for persons of unusual academic or creative ability and promise. While the choice of an institution for graduate work should be made on a basis other than the amount of financial assistance available, we recognize the importance of this factor and explain here our graduate appointment policies.

Several associate instructorships and graduate assistantships are available through the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance. All M.F.A. graduate admittees receive a full tuition waiver as part of their graduate assistantships. There are University mandatory fees and course fees that are not waived. Application for such positions should be made through the University Graduate School’s online application. Early application is advised.

To seek financial aid through a graduate appointment, you must submit an application for admission into the University Graduate School (complete with all transcripts, letters of recommendation, and GRE scores). If a student has skills in program areas other than for what he/she is applying, a separate statement outlining those skills should be included.

To supplement departmental financial aid, various scholarships, fellowships, and loans may be available through the University Graduate School or the Office of Student Financial Assistance.