Assistantships Awarded by the School.
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).
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 http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. 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.
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.