Graduate School Managed Fellowships: Benefits


Graduate Student Stipend/Salary is paid bi-weekly.  Stipends or salaries may be paid as an academic year appointment or as a fiscal year appointment, which is stated in your offer letter. Academic year appointments will start on the first day of the academic year calendar. Fiscal year fellowships will start on the day designated in your offer letter.


True Fellows receive a medical insurance stipend supplement, provided by The Graduate School, at a rate based on the Purdue contribution to medical insurance for graduate student staff. This supplement is provided in two payments — in the August and December paychecks. In calculating the payments, the business office will prorate the supplement based on the number of months in the semester. The fall semester, August through December, equals 5/12 of the supplement; and the spring/summer semester, January through July, is 7/12 of the supplement.

Fellowships administered as assistantships will not receive a medical insurance supplement, but will have Purdue’s contribution paid directly to the Insurance Carrier.


Graduate School Managed Fellowship recipients receive payment of their tuition as a benefit of the fellowship.  Depending on the Fellowship, some Student Fees may be also be covered as part of the benefit of the fellowship.  Please view each fellowship located in the Fellowship Manual to determine which fees, if any are covered.

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