Support for Your Graduate Education
It is a policy of this department that all Ph.D. students who are within normative time, with an overall GPA above 3.0, and are making acceptable progress towards dissertation completion will receive stipend and fee payments. Stipend and fee payments for students enrolled after their fifth year of residence are not guaranteed, this is left up to the research advisor’s discretion. Except under extraordinary circumstances, no student will be supported after six years of residence. All Ph.D. students receive the same level of stipend support.
Students who are supported by academically competitive fellowships including University Central Fellowships will receive a slightly higher stipend during the period that they are receiving fellowship support. Fellowships includes health insurance and non-resident tuition (if applicable)
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH (GSR) POSITIONS
Graduate Student Researchers are employed and are paid monthly. This employment includes health insurance and nonresident tuition (if applicable).
TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS (TA-SHIPS)
Teaching Assistants are employed and are paid monthly. This employment includes health insurance and nonresident tuition (if applicable). Ph.D. students are required to TA at least one quarter of their second, third and fourth academic years. Assignments are made by the department.
Need-based Financial Aid
Need-based aid is only available for domestic students. To apply for aid, a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted separately. More information is available through the UCSB Financial Aid Office.
Consult the Graduate Division website for more information on Graduate Student Fees and Fee Remission. The UCSB Office of the Registrar lists a summary of quarterly fees and expenses. Links: Graduate Division and Registrar’s Office.