Alt+U compensates undergraduate and graduate students for attending school by waiving tuition and other costs specified in the assitantship contract.
Undergraduate assistantships, graduate assistantships, graduate teaching assistantships, and graduate research assistantships are the most common forms of tuition assistance. One of these sources currently supports approximately 20 of our full-time graduate students.
In addition, doctoral candidates in our program work as interns for at least one semester, usually in a government or industrial research facility. In some situations, the laboratory that is hosting our students may be able to offer a salary as an alternative to a graduate assistantship.
Assistantships for Graduate Students
Assistantships come with a full tuition waiver. Students are responsible for their own tuition (including activity, athletic, facilities, and services fees in addition to a technology surcharge and medical insurance).
Depending on department needs and student interests, graduate students may be hired as teaching or research assistants.