To be considered for significant financial support in the form of fellowships and assistantships, the application must be complete by November 15.
Entering students are competed automatically for all of the awards for which they are eligible; there are no additional procedures or forms to complete. Education Policy students are eligible for a variety of university and college multi-year financial aid packages. The College of Education graduate financial support website outlines these awards, which are typically made in February and March.
Many international students pay for their doctoral study in other ways. The most common situation is that they receive financial support from their home government or home educational institution. The Fulbright program supports some international students. A number of them also draw on their own savings or receive support from their families. Some find other sources of income through assistantships elsewhere on campus, or through non-professional student work on campus.
Almost all Education Policy students receive guaranteed, multi-year awards (five year commitments) that provide at least $21,000 per year in stipend, plus full tuition, waivers, and health insurance benefits.