A variety of funding opportunities are available for students. Students desiring financial aid should indicate this on the Department application form. Traineeships, assistantships, and fellowships, when available, currently provide a stipend of approximately $9,000 per year for . and . level students. Some traineeships, assistantships, and fellowships also include remission of tuition and fees; others do not. If you receive an assistantship, you will be assigned duties for approximately ten hours per week. Students may also be awarded Graduate Tuition Scholarships that cover some portion of the full tuition amount.