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Financing Graduate Studies


The chair of the program may nominate applicants for a Lynn Fellowship, which supports students during their first year. These fellowships are limited and highly competitive within the university.

Graduate students at Purdue may also be eligible for other fellowships, both national and within the university.


Teaching assistantships are available in addition to a waiver of tuition.  Tuition for summer courses taken between teaching semesters is likewise waived.  The limit for T.A. support is two years for M.A. students and five years for Ph.D. candidates.  The deadline for applications for teaching assistantships is usually the middle of February. You are advised, however, to apply earlier.

Graduate students who receive teaching assistantships are closely supervised in their first year by members of the faculty.