How much financial support does UVa provide?
All PhD students entering the program in fall 2008 will receive a financial package consisting of tuition plus at least $20,000 and health insurance. In the first year a fellowship supplies almost all the support: students are assigned light duties such as grading for a course or assisting a faculty member with research, but for the most part concentrate on their studies. In the second through fifth years students teach one course per semester and also receive a fellowship to bring the total package to $20,000. A few merit fellowships are available on a competitive basis: all applicants to the PhD program are automatically considered for these.