Eligibility for research assistantships is renewable, subject
to availability of funds, satisfactory academic progress, and
completion of any required project work. Doctoral awards do not exceed four years. Eligibility for continued funding is
contingent upon academic progress as evaluated by the graduate program
directors and faculty and satisfactory performance in the research
assistantship as evaluated by the supervisor and Center Director.
Students on research assistantships or fellowships must be
enrolled full-time (at least nine graduate level credit hours) during
the fall and spring semesters. Students receiving a research
assistantship, fellowship or scholarship are eligible for coverage by
the University’s graduate student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan
at a reduced cost. The University requires full-time students to pay the
Student Health Fee, which is different than the basic health insurance,
and entitles them to certain medical care at Student Health Services.
Part-time students may elect to pay the fee for Student Health
Services. For more information, visit http://www.udel.edu/RM/student-insurance.html.
To guarantee consideration for financial assistance, applications for fall semester should be completed by January 15. Those
who apply later are not guaranteed consideration for financial
assistance. Applications are accepted after January 15 and admission
continues on a rolling basis until the final application deadline of
July 1, or until the class fills. Most financial assistance commitments
are awarded during the fall semester. There is no guarantee, implied or
otherwise, that financial assistance will be available for any semester
or for any applicant.
Additional financial aid and/or student loans are available through federal, state, and private programs. Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for details at http://www.udel.edu/finaid/typesofaid.html or phone 302-831-2126.