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Funding your Graduate Studies
Transcript of Funding your Graduate Studies
Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Apply to Graduate School
Undergraduate Funding Model:
Scholarships /Grants (e.g. Pell Grant)
Graduate Funding Model:
Types of Assistantships:
Teach 3-4 classes per year
Generally service courses
Work experience for you.
Faculty can focus on their specialization.
Administration reduces labor costs.
Work with an individual or group research project.
Job description varies with the kind of work done.
Prestige, experience, contributing to research project.
Potential for co-authoring publications.
Work about 20 hours per week.
Job descriptions vary: Writing Centers, Clerical work, Data Entry, Website or Collections Management, etc.
Work that stays at work.
Supervising undergraduate residences
Includes campus housing
Good stipends: $20-30,000
You focus on your studies
May include travel funds
Can enhance admissions prospects.
Often combined with Assistantships.
Managed by university as a recruitment incentive.
Specific research areas
For any part (or all) of your graduate studies.
For dissertation work, once you've become a candidate.
For participation in a research project once you've completed your PhD.
Guaranteed Student Loans
Low interest rates
You don't start to pay until 6 months from the end of your studies.
Leonardo Flores, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Associate Dean of Educational Technologies
University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus
Contact Information: http://blogs.uprm.edu/flores