inancial support for graduate students is
available through a variety of graduate and research assistantships,
fellowships, traineeships, tuition scholarships, loans, college
work-study, and Howard University Student Employment Program work-study.
Assistance is granted on the basis of merit and need. Need is determined
in accordance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
assessment procedures. Students applying for tuition awards, loans and
work-study must use the FAFSA. Forms are available in the Howard
University Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and in the
Graduate School, Office of Retention, Mentoring and Support Programs..
Application and mailing instructions are included with the FAFSA.
Graduate and Teaching Assistantships are generally provided from
the University budget and other sources which typically provide a
stipend of $10,000 - $13,000 per academic year, plus tuition for
part-time teaching or other departmental activities (15 hours per
week). A limited number of tuition awards may be available which require
work assignments within departments. Recipients must have and maintain
full-time status with a grade point average of 3.2 or be enrolled in
thesis or dissertation. Contact department chair for further
Research Assistantships are generally provided by research grants
secured by faculty from private and public funding sources. Students
receive stipends per academic year that range from $10,000 to $13,000
plus tuition for part-time research assistance (12-15 hours per week).
Contact department chair or principal investigators (if known).
Fellowships and Traineeships from federal and private sources
provide stipends ranging from $8,000 to $18,000 plus tuition, fees,
books, and sometimes support for travel to professional meetings.
Tuition Scholarships provided by university funds, gifts,
endowments, and public and private sources, cover the cost of tuition
and are available to full-time graduate students who are in good
academic standing and making satisfactory progress toward the degree.
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL ADMINISTERS THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF
FINANCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS
The Esther Ottley Award a one-year, non-renewable fellowship
awarded to a female graduate student who most exemplifies the qualities
of leadership as were portrayed by Dr. Esther Ottley during her service
to Howard University and the Graduate School. Dr. Ottley served as
Associate Dean for Administration, Acting Dean of the Graduate School
and professor, Department of Mathematics. The Esther Ottley Fellowship
recipient will receive a graduate assistantship which includes stipend
and tuition support and must meet the criteria for an assistantship in
the Graduate School. Nominations should be submitted to the Office of
Retention, Mentoring and Support Programs.
The Frederick Douglass Scholars Program funds academically
talented new students (minimum GPA 3.5) who wish to pursue doctoral
studies at Howard University and who have an interest in college or
university teaching. The Douglass Scholar may receive up to $75,000 in
stipend support over a five year period (annual stipend of $15,000),
full tuition remission and $1,500 annual research/travel allowance.
Fellows will pursue full-time graduate study and research, and will
receive supervised faculty development and teaching activities. Fellows
are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and
make satisfactory progress toward the degree.
The GAANN Fellowship (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need)
in Chemistry and Mathematics enables talented graduate students of
superior ability who demonstrate financial need and who are from
underrepresented groups to pursue doctoral degrees in areas of national
need. The Fellowship is for a three-year period and carries a stipend of
$15,000 - $18,000 for twelve months plus remission of tuition and fees.
Fellows will pursue full-time graduate study and research and will
receive supervised faculty development and teaching activities in
several different types of postsecondary institutions including Howard
University. Additionally, fellows will participate in required teacher
training workshops sponsored by the Graduate School and their
departments. Students are recommended for these awards by the department
chair. The Program is funded from a grant awarded to Howard University
by the U.S. Department of Education. Contact department chair for
The Hawthorne Dissertation Research Fellowship Award is a special
non-service merit award provided by the Graduate School to afford
partial support of $2,000 for ten outstanding Ph.D. candidates who are
in the process of completing dissertation research and writing, and who
are expected to receive the degree by the end of the academic year in
which the fellowship is awarded. Tuition payment of one credit hour per
semester (2001-2002) is also provided unless the recipient is receiving
tuition from some other source.
The Ronald E. McNair (Graduate Assistantship) is available on a
limited basis for up to two years for new students who were McNair
Scholars as undergraduates. McNair Assistantships provide a stipend of
$10,000 per academic year plus tuition for part-time teaching, research
or administrative internship. For more information, please contact the
Graduate School Office of Retention, Mentoring and Support Programs.
Alliances for Graduate Education and the
program is funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of this
program is to increase the production of Ph.D. recipients n the fields
of science, mathematics, and engineering. Each year fellowships are
awarded to science, mathematics, and engineering graduate students
pursing a doctoral degree. Fellows who begin their program at the
master's level will receive tuition and a $75,000 stipend over a
five-year period. Fellows who begin their program at the doctoral level
will receive tuition and a $45,000 stipend over a three-year period.
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship Program (SYLFF) is
funded by the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund. This
program, established by an endowment of $1 million awarded to Howard
University, is designed to provide full financial support to outstanding
Ph.D. students with research concentration in international affairs
and/or world peace. The Fellowship is for a two-year period and carries
a stipend of $13,000 for ten months plus remission of tuition, fees,
book allowance, and travel funds. The program is administered in the
Graduate School. Contact the Office of Retention, Mentoring and Support
Programs for further information.
PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF
FINANCIAL AID AND STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
The College Work-Study Program provides part-time employment for
students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who meet the need
criterion established by the University and the federal government and
who are in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress
toward the degree. Students work a maximum of 40 hours a week.
Applications should be submitted to the Howard University Office of
Financial Aid and Student Employment by February 1 for fall semester and
November 1 for spring semester.
Howard University Student Employment Program is a part-time
work-study student employment program available to all students who are
in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress toward the
degree. Students work up to 20 hours per week. Applications should be
submitted to the Howard University Office of Financial Aid and Student
Employment by February 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring
Short-term Loans provide $300 to $500 to eligible applicants.
Loans must be repaid during the year of matriculation. Applications
should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid and Student
Employment, Room 211, Administration Building.
Financial Support Resource Center are located in the Office of
Retention, Mentoring and Support Programs. This office contains
financial support sources such as, the Directory of Financial Aid for
Women; Peterson's Graduate and Professional Program; Fulbright Scholar
Program; Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study in
History-Art-Science; pamphlets with announcements regarding
postdoctoral, pre-doctoral, dissertation, research, faculty positions,
fellowships, internships, scholarships, grants and studies abroad. We
also provide a financial aid Webster booklet; bulletin boards with
information on career goals and financial opportunities, and procedures
for identifying and securing your own financial support.
ESTIMATED EDUCATIONAL COST FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS