The department expects that graduate students will devote themselves to their studies full time. Accordingly, all students accepted by the department are offered financial support if they wish. The level of support for incoming students is determined when they are accepted; no separate financial application procedure is required. Policies governing the level of support are evolving, but the goal is to insure that all students are supported in an equitable and fair manner, consistent with their skills and accomplishments and the resources available. Typically, support involves both research and instructional responsibilities. For average stipends see the Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data
page. All support includes a tuition waiver, thus the actual dollar value is greater than these numbers indicate. Beginning students may also make application to the University's Office of Financial Aid (telephone 404-413-2400) for non-departmental sources of aid, such as loans and University-provided scholarships.