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Students admitted to the HDFS graduate program typically receive funding for 4 years. Funding typically covers tuition and fees. It also pays a stipend or monthly salary. Graduate students who work 20 hours a week are eligible for health insurance.

Funding is usually awarded in the form of assistantships (usually 10-month appointments) that include:

  • Research assistantships to work on faculty research projects
  • Teaching assistantships to assist in instruction of college courses
  • Special opportunity assistantships in the child development laboratories, Center for Families, or the college diversity office.

Fellowships (12-month appointment) may be available to eligible students. For more information on funding, see Graduate School Funding.