PhD financial assistance

Financial aid

The ASU Graduate College and the W. P. Carey School of Business provide financial support services including processing an allocation of Graduate College awards, processing Teaching Associate benefits, and help in identifying and obtaining other forms of support for graduate students. International students will find related information at the Support for International Students page.

Graduate associateships

Incoming students in the PhD in business administration program with a specialization in finance will be awarded 50 percent-time Teaching Associate positions. A student’s associateship may entail teaching undergraduate course(s) and/or assisting faculty with research projects.

This is a half-time appointment that comes with a compensatory stipend. Incoming finance students currently also receive support while enrolled in FIN 700 during the second summer session (July) of their first year.

In addition to the compensatory stipend, benefits of associateships currently include:

  • Teaching Associates with half-time (20 hours per week) appointments currently receive a full waiver of nonresident tuition during the fall and spring academic terms. Currently resident tuition is being covered for fall and spring academic terms for Teaching Associates with half-time appointments in the W. P. Carey School of Business.
  • The W. P. Carey School of Business currently covers the cost of individual student health insurance purchased through the ASU Student Health and Wellness Center.

Students must retain their associateships in good standing in order to be eligible for these benefits in successive academic years. The associateship will be provided for fall and spring semesters for at least four years as long as the student is making satisfactory progress in the program and is effectively executing the duties of the associateship. Some summer teaching associateships may also be available from June to August. Summer teaching associates work either 100 or 200 hours during the summer.

Learn more at suggested links regarding TAs/RAs.