|Scholarships and Teaching Assistantships
All graduate students are eligible to receive some financial aid. The level of
support is dependent upon the specific graduate program and degree status.
There are three forms of financial assistance available to graduate students:
merit-based, non-need based, and need-based aid.
assistance includes scholarships, teaching appointments, and fellowships.
Students are automatically considered for university-based fellowships and
scholarships. The availability of merit-based assistance varies significantly
by field of study. These awards are administered by department
Because matriculated M.F.A.
graduate students are already professionals in the field and have teaching
experience, the Department of Dance is committed to integrating all new M.F.A.
graduate students onto our roster of adjunct faculty. All M.F.A. graduate students
will be considered for a variety of adjunct teaching appointments, based on
submitted application materials, including a list of skill sets and teaching
THE RALPH JOHNSON BUNCHE DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE AWARD
incoming, full-time students with a background of substantial educational or
cultural disadvantage can be considered for this award, which provides a
$15,000 stipend plus tuition remission for as many as two years. All graduate
applicants are automatically considered for this fellowship when applying to
their graduate program of interest. There is no separate application. A
universitywide committee selects the Bunche fellows.
EAGLETON FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers
University offers interdisciplinary fellowships that provide select Rutgers
graduate students the opportunity to further their understanding of government,
public affairs, and the practice of politics, and connect the fellowship
experience to their chosen fields of study. Eagleton fellowships provide
varying stipends; some offer tuition remission. Graduate students MUST apply to
this fellowship. The application is available on the Eagleton website in late
January with applications due the Friday after spring break each year.
OUTSIDE SOURCES OF AID
All applicants to Mason Gross and current students are always
encouraged to explore outside sources of aid to help pay for their education.
Helpful search engines we recommend include:
clearinghouse in finding scholarships to help pay for school: http://www.fastweb.com.
database that allows graduate students to discover fellowships and grants that
are right for them and their plans by providing resources designed to help
students educate themselves about their options for applying for external
funding, and to help them develop their
grantsmanship and scholarly communication skills. Online tutorials guide
students through the development of an application from start to finish. The
knowledgebase contains deep intelligence about awards, funders, and best
practices in grantsmanship: gradfund.rutgers.edu
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS
Students may also consider applying to Stafford and PLUS loans by researching the SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid website. Applicants
for these loans are required to complete the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA).