Financial Aid and Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships and Financial Support

Our graduate students are financially supported with Graduate Assistantships, tuition waivers, subsidized health insurance, and travel allowances.  Tuition is waived for graduate students who are awarded half or full teaching assistantships and with full time registration (six credits or more and maintaining a 3.0 or better grade average). Many labs also provide additional funding for summer research.

Graduate Assistantships may either take the form of a Research Assistantship (RA) or a Teaching Assistantship (TA).  RA positions are provided from grant funding, generally from grants obtained by the major advisor. TAs are awarded to students that teach lab sections of our undergraduate classes.  TAs are trained in teaching techniques and work under the supervision of faculty and our teaching laboratory coordinators.  Tuition is waived for graduate students who are awarded half or full teaching assistantships and with full time registration (six credits or more and maintaining a 3.0 or better grade average). Students on both half and full assistantships may purchase health-care coverage, subsidized by UConn.  For more information on fees that are not paid by our department, please visit the Bursar office.

Scholarships and Awards

Please visit the graduate school website for more information on internal funding and external funding.