Assistantships, Tuition, and Fee Waivers
Currently, if receiving full funding, Finance Ph.D. students receive waivers of non-resident tuition, funding to cover resident registration (except miscellaneous University fees of about $350 per semester) and a stipend of just over $21,000 for acting as a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) under the direction of a faculty member. As a GTA, individual health insurance coverage is provided by the University.
Ph.D. students receiving funding are assigned to work with a faculty member during the year. About two-thirds assist with research and the other third assist with teaching and research.
After the second year of coursework, most students supplement the assistantship stipend by teaching one course in a summer session. This gives students invaluable experience in teaching prior to the job search and additional salary (just over $2,600 per class for a summer semester 3-credit course).
The financial aid office website is available at https://financialaid.arizona.edu/.
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