Financial Aid

Graduate assistantships are available with competitive stipends. In addition, those on a full assistantship receive a full tuition waiver from the university. Research assistantships are available for advanced students. Financial aid is available for the summer on a limited basis.

In addition to the regular graduate assistantships (teaching or research), special assistantships are occasionally provided by donors, as well as federal and state agencies. In particular, each year we award two  Jean Gibbons Fellowships to applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents.

Students in statistics are also eligible to apply directly to the National Science Foundation for fellowships.

All applicants will be considered for funding. However, funding is limited and not all applicants will be offered funding. Funding awards are announced in February and March.

Cost

To get information about tuition and fees, click on the following link:

All full-time graduate students must also pay a comprehensive fee of about $900 per semester that includes student health services, the recreational fee, and bus service.  An out-of-state graduate student pays the in-state tuition rate if they earn $4000 or more as a graduate assistant.

Housing

The University provides a limited number of housing units for graduate students, but many attractive apartments and other housing units are available in Blacksburg and the surrounding area.