The Department of English currently provides financial support for graduate students primarily in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships, which carry $15,000 annual stipends and full tuition waivers, and require the student to teach four classes a year and hold a five-hour-a-week professional development appointment (research assistant, editorial assistant, writing tutor).
Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available on a competitive basis to a limited number of incoming Ph.D. and second-year M.A. and M.F.A. students with superior qualifications (the Department cannot fund M.A. or M.F.A. students in their first years unless those students already hold an M.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D.). Please note that admission to any graduate program in English does not automatically guarantee funding. Students who are admitted without funding can apply for funding after enrolling but note again that admission to any graduate program in English does not automatically guarantee funding.
The Paul Bowles Graduate Fellowship and The Virginia Spencer Carr Graduate Fellowship are awarded to entering fiction writing students who have been admitted to the Creative Writing M.F.A. or Ph.D. program. There is no application form for these awards. All Creative Writing applicants in fiction are considered.
Students interested in other types of scholarships and student loans should consult the Office of Student Financial Aid. Follow the link for more information in the Office of Student Financial Aid.