Graduate Aid

The English Graduate program is allocated a few teaching and research assistantships. Generally students are not eligible for such aid until they have completed a year’s work, but other types of assistantships are frequently available such as working for other offices or assisting in grading for large enrollment classes in other departments. Full-time enrollment (usually six graduate hours) is typically required in order to receive such assistantships. Most students receive aid in the form of loans through the Financial Aid Office which generally defines full-time enrollment for graduate students as nine graduate hours.  Assistantships depend a great deal on allocations. Currently abut a third of English graduate students receive some sort of aid through assistantships or by working for other departments or offices. Students interested in receiving aid that comes through the English Department should fill out our “Aid Request Form” which will be kept on record in our office if aid becomes available.  

Oswego supports graduate students who come from historically underrepresented populations (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, Native American) with its Underrepresented Minority Graduate Fellowship Program.  Funding levels are contingent upon allocation. The fellowship provides both tuition and stipend support and is renewable depending on funding and satisfactory grades. Details about the fellowship are available from the Dean of Graduate Studies Office in Culkin Hall and application should be made through that office.