Financial assistance

Tuition and fees

The Department of Economics offers research and teaching assistantships to qualified full-time PhD students for five years. Our stipends are very competitive, both nationally and internationally. These assistantships provide opportunities to work closely with faculty in their research and teaching activities, including participation in original research leading to academic recognition through co-authored publications.

Typically, a first-year student will receive a research assistantship, including summer support, and be assigned with a faculty mentor. In addition, a limited number of supplemental fellowships may be available and top applicants will be automatically considered for our most-attractive assistantship packages.

Students will be responsible for mandatory university fees each semester which can range from $350-$500 depending on the semester.

Health insurance

Students on Graduate Assistantships from the Economics Department will also receive health insurance benefits for the 2017-18 academic year.