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  Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy 2006-2008 Financial Aid Sources of Financial Aid for Bloustein School Students Employment  


Assistantships Awarded by the School. Teaching and graduate assistantships garner a competitive salary plus tuition remission for an academic year and 6 credits in the summer. Applications for assistantships are due on or before February 1, although awards are occasionally available at later dates. Prospective graduate students are considered for assistantships when they are sent an application form for admission. Applicants who complete the appropriate section of the form when they apply for admission are considered for those financial awards granted by the school for which they may be eligible. The letters of recommendation required for admission usually serve also as letters of recommendation for assistantships. Should a separate application be required for a newly established program, notice of this will be included with the admissions packet. A graduate student already enrolled at the school who wishes to apply for an assistantship should inquire at the office of the dean of the school in which the student is enrolled.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP). Federal work-study employment may be offered as a self-help portion of the financial aid award. Application for this program is made by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at On-campus jobs are available in many areas. Selection for a particular job is based on skills, job availability, university needs, and student preference. The assigned employment opportunity is based on an expectation that the student will work between five and 15 hours weekly throughout the fall and spring academic terms; in the case of summer assignments, the expectation is that the student will work between 20 and 35 hours per week. Off-campus employment, including paid community service positions and reading tutorial jobs in elementary schools, also are available. No job assignments are made until all paperwork required to accept the aid is complete.

Preceptorships and Counselorships. Appointments as preceptors or counselors in the various undergraduate residence halls are available to a limited number of graduate students. The offices of the deans of students of those colleges will, on request, provide information regarding the duties required of preceptors and counselors, the benefits, such as room, board, and tuition grants, and the procedures for application. Applications for September appointments must be received before May 1.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Work-Study Program. For urban planning students, this program provides full tuition plus a stipend and is awarded to minority students and/or students who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
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