University scholarships and fellowships are available, providing funding for tuition and a stipend, in each case for four years. Details are included in the application materials. In addition, all students in good standing, regardless of the terms of the financial aid offered them at admission, are eligible to apply for dissertation-year fellowships, normally held in the fifth year of study.
The department assigns teaching assistantships, normally in the third and fourth years, and it awards travel grants for study and research abroad. All applicants should consider applying for national fellowships such as the Mellon and the Javits Fellowships. Students may borrow money under terms stipulated by the university and the Federal government.