A limited number of assistantships are available for incoming Ph.D. students; an assistantship currently begins at an annual salary of $16,000 plus remission of tuition. Fellowships, currently beginning at about $20,000 plus remission of tuition, are awarded on a competitive basis to exceptional incoming graduate students throughout the University. More advanced students are eligible to compete for fellowships for doctoral research. If a student is admitted with financial aid and continues to make good progress through the program, the department ensures financial support for five years of graduate study.
More information about funding can be obtained from the Graduate School of Purdue University.