Typically, all students in the PhD program receive financial support through assistantships and tuition scholarships. All students also receive a 100% tuition scholarship for classes taken during the fall, winter, and spring semesters and receive a nine-month stipend in exchange for 20 hours of work per week.

Every effort is made to match a student’s skills to funder’s needs as quickly as possible. Most funding matches are made in the spring; however, this process sometimes continues into the summer months. Although funding cannot be guaranteed at the time of admission, in the past decade, all PhD students have received funding for at least four years. Students may petition for a fifth year of funding. Such petitions are typically granted if the student is making good progress and has been successful in prior assistantship placements. Decisions regarding funding are made annually; continuing funding depends on availability and student performance in the assistantship.

PhD students are also welcome to apply for conference travel funding through the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. Students who receive funding can apply for matching funding from the School of Education. For more information on the SOE’s graduate travel policy, contact Marilis Cruz, Administrative Assistant in the SOE.

Prospective students can learn more about our PhD students and their funding opportunities through our PhD student profiles.