Florida State University

Department Of Economics

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Financial Support

The Graduate Committee reviews all applications for admission to the department and determines those that qualify for fellowships or assistantships. Separate applications for these are not required. Applications completed after February 1 are considered for support on a funds-available basis. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about tuition, living expenses, and available financial aid.  

Kaul Fellowships and Assistantships

With great thanks to the generous donations from the Kaul Foundation and other private sources, the Department is able to offer Kaul Fellowships and Kaul Scholarships. 

Kaul Fellows: Kaul Fellows have their fall and spring in-state tuition waived over the three-semester program. They are appointed as graduate assistants in teaching and are paid for 10 hours of work per week. The assistantship carries with in a stipend amount of over $9,700. The Department was able to offer four Kaul Fellowships to the class of 2023. The average Upper Division GPA of the Kaul Fellows was 3.9.

Kaul Scholars: While Kaul Scholars do not have their tuition waived over the three-semester program, they are also appointed as graduate assistants in teaching and are paid for 7 hours of work per week. The assistantship carries with in a stipend amount of over $7,600. The Department was able to offer five Kaul Scholarships to the class of 2023. The average Upper Division GPA of the Kaul Scholars was over 3.7.

Other Scholarships: The department was able to offer two $1,500 LAC Scholarships to the class of 2023. We also have some $2,000 – $4,000 scholarships available to help defray living expenses.      

Latin American and Caribbean Scholarship

FSU has a special program for individuals from several designated nations including the following to cover the non-resident portion of tuition: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman, Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, U.K. Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands

More information about the program can be found here: Latin America Caribbean Scholarship

Charles Haworth Awards for Student Veterans

Retired Florida State University economics professor Charles Haworth has generously provided funding for annual scholarships totaling $20,000 to veterans pursuing master’s degrees in the College of Social Science and Public Policy. The four $5,000 scholarships are designated for military veterans accepted into a master’s program within the college.  More information can be found at veterans.fsu.edu

Class of 2022 with Donors
Some of the 2022 scholarship recipients with a Kaul donor, Jamie Holcomb (far left)