Graduate Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available to graduate students on a competitive basis and includes tuition, stipend (~$31,000/12 months), and health insurance. Several types of departmental or university fellowships or assistantships may be available to incoming Ph.D or M.S. students.

To be considered for financial support, students must submit their completed applications to the Graduate School by December 1. Ongoing support after the first or second year is typically provided through graduate research assistantships from the student’s major professor or from teaching assistantships.

U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have a history of overcoming disadvantage, are first-generation college students, or are a member of an underrepresented minority group can be considered for Cornell Diversity Fellowships.

The department is not often able to provide financial assistance to non-U.S. citizens; International students are strongly encouraged to seek funding for the duration of their studies from a government agency within their own country or from international institutions.

For additional information on Graduate Program Financial Assistance, please contact Professor Walter De Jong, Director of Graduate Studies.