PhD students in the School of Computing receive financial support while they are in the program, conditional on good progress. Financial support comes in three basic forms:
- Fellowship: If you are admitted with a fellowship, you are supported by the department during your first two semesters.
- Research assistantship: You are paid to work with a research group.
- Teaching assistantship: You are paid in order to help support a course, for example running lab sections, grading homework, and doing office hours.
MS students have the opportunity to apply for teaching assistantships with the department, or approach individual faculty members about research assistantships.
Here is How Much you can Expect to Earn
Tuition & Fees
Students who are financially supported by the School or Computing are eligible for a tuition waiver. This means that if you receive a fellowship or work as a teaching or a research assistant, you do not have to pay tuition, which can be as much as $32k per year, assuming 12 credits per semester at the non-resident rate. However, you will be responsible for differential tuition (a fee certain colleges charge, which is $83.26 per credit for College of Engineering courses) and the international student fee ($ 150 per semester, if applicable).
MS students can get the tuition waiver for two years. PhD students who enter the program with a BS degree can get the tuition waiver for five years. Students who enter the program with an MS degree can get the tuition waiver for four years.
If you do not get a tuition waiver, then you must pay tuition:
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