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Graduate Student Financial Assistance

Graduate Associateships

Funding for our graduate assistantships comes from department funding. 


Fellowship awards, which begin fall semester, are non-service appointments providing a monthly stipend and payment of resident and non-resident tuition and fees. They are regarded as the most prestigious form of support awarded to graduate students, and they are offered on a highly competitive basis. Graduate School Fellowships are limited in number and are awarded through a centralized university-wide competition to those applicants who show outstanding scholarly accomplishment and the most outstanding potential for graduate study.

Federal, State and Institutional Grants

A grant is gift assistance awarded through federal, state, or university funds to undergraduate students with high financial need. Information from the FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART), Ohio Grant Programs, and other university grants. To qualify for these grants you must demonstrate financial need as determined by the federal and state governments, as well as the university. General and University grant information is available.