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Financial Aid

FINANCIAL SUPPORT IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL

Financial 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 information.

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 further information.

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 Professoriate (AGP) 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.

INTERNET SEARCHES:

http://www./fdncenter.org
http://www.finaid.org
http://www.fastweb.com
 

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 semester.

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.

OTHER RESOURCES

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 2001-2002*

Tuition

$11,590.00

Fees

705.00

Books/Supplies

1,020.00

Room Rent/Board

9,977.00

Incidentals

2,000.00

Local Transportation

1,060.00

Loan Fees for Subsidized

163.00

Loan Fees for Unsubsidized

247.00

Total for Year

$26,367.00

   

Tuition per credit hour: $622.00                           
Tuition per semester:   $5,597.50                              
Fees per semester:     $352.

*Source: Howard University Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment
Office of Student Relations and Enrollment Management
Washington, D.C. 20059 (202) 806-7469

 
 
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