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Merit-Based Aid

Grant-In-Aid (For Doctoral Students)

Grants-in-aid are awarded primarily to doctoral students during the 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.

Students 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.

International students are required to seek approval from their International Student Advisor. Faculty recommendations in support of Grant-in-Aid applications are required. A committee makes the award decisions.

Applications are available online and in the Office of Financial Aid.