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Graduate Teaching Assistanships
The psychology department traditionally provides incoming graduate students in the General/Experimental program with paid Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) as well as tuition waivers. Historically, most students receive funding over their first four years in the program. Aside from GTAs, the department also provides other opportunities for students to become experienced instructors and to teach courses for the department.
Diversity Tuition Waiver
The University of North Dakota has a number of tuition waivers available to increase diversity. Special emphasis of this policy is to recruit, assist, and retain members of federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives and villages, American Indian graduates of tribally controlled community colleges in North Dakota, and economically disadvantages students.
Chester Fritz Scholarships
$1,000 each are awarded to North Dakota students with an outstanding academic record who are continuing graduate work.
Summer Doctoral Fellowships
These scholarships are awarded to students who are pursuing the Ph.D. and are willing to work full time on dissertation research over the summer months.
Graduate Research Award
Awarded to graduate students to assist with research expenses.
Graduate Travel Award
Awarded to graduate students who are traveling to conferences to present their research.
Awarded to graduate students who display outstanding overall performance in teaching, research and service to program, department, and university.
Federal Stafford Loans
The Federal Stafford Loan is available to students who are enrolled at least half-time and demonstrate financial need. Financial need is determined by subtracting the expected family contribution (calculated from income information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid–FAFSA) from the estimated cost of attendance. The Federal Government pays the interest while you are enrolled at least half-time. Stafford Loans cannot exceed your financial need or the $8,500 annual loan limit for graduate students. The Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is also available to students, however, financial need is not required to be eligible for this loan. You must pay the interest on the loan during in-school periods, the grace period and any deferment period. The combined amounts borrowed under the Stafford and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan programs cannot exceed the cost of attendance or the $18,500 annual loan limit for graduate students. The FAFSA must be processed prior to applying for these loans. Forms are available in the Student Financial Aid Office.