FINANCIAL AIDSeveral opportunities for financial assistance are available to graduate students.
MERIT TUITION WAIVERSTuition waivers are given each semester to students who are making good progress through the program. Applications, which must be filed each term, are reviewed by all full-time faculty members; requests are prioritized so that as may students as possible are funded. Factors which may affect funding include:
Merit waivers may be used only for graduate level courses. Contact the Department's Graduate Coordinator for more information.
Also look through the Graduate College's Web Site for information on financial assistance.
Graduate assistantships typically require 20 hours of work per week. Assistantships pay a stipend, waive tuition, and usually provide valuable educational experiences. Opportunities are limited.
TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPThe department typically hires one Graduate Teaching Assistant to assist in the Introduction to Geography General Education course (G&ES 104) and Intro to Env. Studies (150) for Fall and Spring terms. Hiring is on a one-term basis with the indefinite possibility of renewal . Applications are taken any time.
One graduate student is hired to assist in maintaining the G&ES computer laboratory (S-252) and help students in computer-based courses. Sought-after qualifications include cartographic training, experience with hardware and software installation, programming skills, applications software, communication and instructional skills, and ability to work flexible hours. Tuition is waived Fall and Spring.
LIBRARY REFERENCE ASSISTANTSHIPSThe Ronald Williams library hires graduate students for a variety of tasks. Inquire at the library.
For more information contact the G&ES Graduate Coordinator at (773) 442-5640. Call Admissions and Records for deadlines and forms, at (773) 442-4000, and the Graduate College at (773) 6012.
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