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Financial Assistance

Applicants to the graduate program are automatically considered for departmental funding. The sociology program offers financial support in the form of teaching assistantships (TA) and research assistantships (RA). University and College sponsored fellowships are also available on a competitive basis. All admitted students are funded in one of the above manners.

This financial support includes a monthly stipend, a waiver of tuition, and health care. Stipend amounts are determined by the College of Liberal Arts or the Graduate School. Current stipends range from $19,000 to $24,000. The cost of living is relatively low in West Lafayette/Lafayette, but if additional assistance is needed information regarding student loans is available from the Purdue Division of Financial Aid.