Most graduate students are supported financially by sources connected with the department.  Nearly all research and teaching assistantships, as well as university fellowships, include tuition waivers and benefits.  Stipends for graduate assistantships and fellowships range from $24,400 to $25,500. Very competitive students who receive fellowships through the graduate school or through the department can receive multi-year enhancement awards ranging from $40,000 to $60,000.