Financial Support

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to outstanding graduate students either at the time they are admitted to the program or as they pursue their degrees.  Along with the stipend, there is a tuition waiver and student health, dental, and vision insurance.  Teaching assistants teach one course each quarter under the supervision of the Director of Expository Writing.  They are reviewed yearly for renewal, based on satisfactory teaching and academic progress.  Applications for the following academic year are due by the January application deadline; offers are made in April.  Teaching Assistantship applicants who are not native speakers of English must submit as part of their application a score of 290 or better on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) or the UW-administered SPEAK Test.

Other Awards

Departmental scholarships, fellowships, and prizes for graduate students include:

Also available are Graduate School fellowships for minority students, for students with financial need, and for dissertation-year work.  All applicants and students who apply for a teaching assistantship will automatically be considered for all fellowships for which they are eligible.

Other Funding Sources

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies

Work Study and other need-based financial aid is available through:

Student Financial Aid
105 Schmitz Hall
Box 355880
Seattle, WA 98195-5880
Phone: 206-543-6101


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