Financial Support

The Graduate Committee reviews all applications for admission to the Department and determines those that qualify for departmental fellowships or assistantships. Separate applications for these are not required. The initial round of offers for assistantships/fellowships typically goes out in February, so it is best to have submitted a completed application for admission no later than 1 January. Applications completed after that date are considered for support on a funds-available basis.

Department Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships

The department offers generous financial support that includes

  • Tuition Waiver
  • Stipend
  • Health Insurance Subsidy (with optional vision and dental)

Additional fellowships may be available for highly qualified applicants and are provided by generous donors.

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:

Duration of Support

Departmental policy normally limits financial support to a maximum of four years.  Support beyond that period is considered on an individual basis contingent on satisfactory academic progress and availability of funds. Departmental assistantships are typically renewed each year, contingent on satisfactory academic progress and satisfactory job performance.