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What is grant-in-aid?
Grant-in-aid is primarily awarded to doctoral students during their last two semesters of graduate work, taking both merit and need into consideration. Grant-in-aid is designed to assist doctoral students with tuition, dissertation advisement, and/or the defense fee during the last two semesters of work.

What are the requirements for grant-in-aid?
Grant-in-aid applicants must demonstrate considerable loan indebtedness incurred while at Teachers College and have previously received little or no scholarship assistance from Teachers College, including tuition exemption. Faculty recommendations in support of grant-in-aid applicants are required.

How do I apply for grant-in-aid?

You apply for grant-in-aid by completing the application.

Who makes the grant-in-aid award decision?

A grant-in-aid committee will review applications. The committee meets during the third week of every month.

I am an international student. Can I be considered for grant-in-aid?

Yes. International students are required to seek approval from the International Student Advisor.