Graduate students in good standing in the Ph.D. program receive tuition and stipend (including summer funding) for up to five years. The most frequent form of aid is fellowships provided by University funds. Some students have outside awards from foundations or awards won in national competition (e.g., from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, or Jacob Javits Fellowships). Graduate students may also be paid for up to 10 hours per week from faculty research funds, but the work should contribute to the student's own development and be integrated into the student's full academic program.
After completing their first year, all Ph.D. graduate students, regardless of the type of stipend support they receive, are expected to acquire experience as Teaching Fellows without additional compensation. Once they complete their Teaching Fellow requirements, graduate students can gain additional experience as Teaching Fellows for additional compensation.