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Financial support to enable your graduate journey.

Use this portion of the website to learn more about our funding model and explore the sources of financial support available to you.

$45,000minimum annual stipend rate for PhD students, 2024–25

$36,960minimum annual stipend rate for PhD students, 2023–24

PhD and Master’s student funding

TGS and its graduate programs offer a wide array of financial support for doctoral students, who are typically fully-funded for four quarters per year for minimum of five years. Master’s students may receive scholarships or a student loan. MFA students can also apply for fellowships and assistantships.

Learn more about graduate funding.

Cost of attendance

For tuition and billing information, visit the Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid website.

Fellowships and grants

TGS offers funding from annually-allocated award funds, endowed fellowships, foundations and other private support, as well as federal research and training grants.

2022 Presidential Fellows

Featured fellowship

Students are nominated for the prestigious Presidential Fellowship by their graduate program. Presidential Fellows are students who promise to combine outstanding intellectual or creative ability with the capacity to play an important leadership role in their disciplines and beyond.

Learn more about fellowship and grant opportunities to fund your education and research pursuits.


In addition to helping to fund your education, assistantships can enhance it. Students serve between 15-20 hours per week.

Read more about assistantship requirements and Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships.


All students must file annual tax returns. Students with fellowships, scholarships and assistantships must follow additional rules for reporting income and withholding taxes,

See tax information and tips.

Financial assistance and help

Students can explore a variety of funding opportunities to address financial need.