As a CMU graduate student, you have a number of financial assistance options available. Graduate assistantships and fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis with a stipend for tuition.
Graduate Assistantships are administered by college departments. You can request applications and information from the departments in which you are interested.
Each department manages all aspects of assistantships, including screening applications and deciding awards. Some require submission of GRE or other specialized test scores. Assistantships may involve teaching or research.
A full-time graduate assistant is assigned a teaching load of six semester hours of courses and a number of contact hours of laboratory course work or a specific amount of assigned responsibilities each semester. It’s recommended graduate assistants enroll in six to 10 hours of course work a semester.
Assistantships provide a tuition scholarship, stipend and special library privileges.
Apply early. Many decisions on assistantships are made by March for the fall semester.
Fellowships are administered by the College of Graduate Studies. Application materials must be submitted by the first Monday of February for the upcoming fall semester.
Fellowships are valid for one academic year and provide a tuition scholarship of up to 24 credit hours and a stipend. Fellowship applicants must submit an official copy of a current GRE score and three letters of reference. If you are an M.B.A. applicant, you may submit a GMAT score.