Assistantships & Funding

The University awards a number of graduate assistantships and tuition scholarships to qualified students who are in good academic standing. Historically, assistantships are awarded annually for up to four years for students who come in with a master’s degree and five years for students who come in with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. The current stipend level is for 2024 - 2025 academic year is $15,000 (9-month contract) for students. A graduate assistant is contracted to render service to the University through teaching, research, and other duties for 20 hours per week. Possible assistantships within the Department of Psychology include: teaching and TA responsibilities (e.g., Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Dynamics of Personality, Professional and Career Issues, Quantitative Methods), and advising (advising undergraduate psychology students in setting up their schedules, preparing for grad school, etc.). Students with assistantships cannot work more than a total of 8 hours per week at any other outside job(s).

Other sources of financial assistance include loans. Information about student loans can be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Aid.