Financial Assistance


Awarded in Recognition of Scholarly Achievement and enables student to pursue graduate study without rendering services.  Fellowships come with stipend and many include or are supplemented with a tuition waiver.

Students from Underrepresented Groups may be eligible for an all-expenses paid visit under the College of Engineering's Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) Program.

Research and Teaching Assistants

Graduate student pay is calculated on a % time basis. A greater than 50% time appointment means 20hrs/wk research or TA duties. RA and TAs receive a full tuition waiver for 25% - 67% appointment. They will also receive a monthly stipend.  

The Grainger Engineering Ph.D. Commitment

Grainger Engineering Ph.D. students in their first five years of enrollment are guaranteed a funded appointment for fall and spring that includes a full tuition waiver, a partial fee waiver, and a stipend. Students are also eligible for summer support. Students must remain in Good Academic Standing (see the Graduate College Handbook, Part I, Chapter 3.2) and successfully perform the duties of their assistantships.

Learn more about the Ph.D. Commitment