The College for Health, Community and Policy (HCaP) is committed to supporting graduate students during their progression toward degree attainment. Ensuring our students have financial support, when available, is a critical component of their pathway to graduation, exposure to research activities, and professional development.
Scope & Principles
The Graduate Student Funding Policy* was developed based on the following principles:
Encourage equity across graduate students within HCaP
Compensate students with a fair working wage
Offer access to health care
Offset tuition cost (when available)
Provide resources for living expenses (when available)
Students must be enrolled in 9 semester credit hours in the Fall and Spring and 3 semester credit hours in the Summer.
Student must maintain good standing with the Graduate School.
Competitive scholarships ($1,000): Provides in-state tuition to the student. Students must maintain good academic standing and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours throughout both long semesters to maintain eligibility. Awardees will be determined by departments based on internal criteria.
Health insurance: Reimbursement offered for the purchase of 12-months of health insurance
Student Employment: Students are hired based on 19 hours per week for 9 or 12 months at the rates listed below. MS students: rate of $13.16 per hour; PhD students: rate of $15.18 per hour
Tuition and fees: (PhD students only) see below
Financial Support Guidelines
*This policy applies to graduate students in any HCaP program funded from institutional resources (i.e., College or Department). This policy does not currently apply to students funded on sponsored projects, but the goal is to extend this policy to all graduate student funding in upcoming years.