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Tuition & Funding

Tuition

Tuition costs can change from academic year to year.  For details on current costs, please see Student Financial Services webpage and select PhD program: http://www.northwestern.edu/sfs/tuition/graduate/the-graduate-school.html

Funding

Statistics PhD students are typically supported through University fellowships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships. Students are guaranteed funding for five academic years and five summers, provided that the student maintains satisfactory academic standing.

PhD students are typically supported by a university fellowship in their first year (including summer) and fifth year (including summer) to help students concentrate on core coursework and the dissertation, respectively. In years two through four, students are typically supported by teaching assistantships in the academic year and research fellowships in the summer. In some cases, a sixth year student may obtain financial support through a faculty member’s research fund or from the department if a TA position is available. This option is only provided to students making satisfactory academic progress.

Check TGS funding webpage for information on loans, fellowships, grants and assistantships.

PhD students are strongly encouraged to apply for external grants during their doctoral careers. Receipt of external awards is a significant advantage in their career development. In addition, students receiving external funding may get supplemental pay in addition to their university base salary - see the TGS policy on external funding.

For information about applying for external fellowships or funding, please visit the Office of Fellowships.

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