The Ross School provides merit-based financial aid to nearly all students admitted to our doctoral program. We provide five years of funding, which includes a full tuition waiver, health insurance, and a generous stipend package that combines both fellowship funding and a graduate assistantship. We do not require an additional application for financial aid.
Assistantships are provided year-round. Students spend three-and-a-half years as a research assistant. These assistantships, which typically require 10-12 hours of work per week, are not just a source of financial assistance but are the centerpiece of the program’s mentorship philosophy. In addition to research, all students spend at least one term as a graduate student instructor, typically during their third year.
We encourage students to apply for additional external sources of support when available. We also nominate students for University fellowships when they are eligible.
Students who bring external funding with them at the time of admission should specify this funding to the Doctoral Studies Office so that program staff may consult with faculty and construct a coordinated funding package.