Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial support for graduate students

From teaching assistantships to travel fellowships, there are a number of ways we help fund our students’ graduate education. Support varies by degree program.

The Addiction Neuroscience program attempts to provide full financial support for all Ph.D. students throughout their graduate training, normally expected to last four or five years. Since 1994, all students given unconditional admission (who stay in good standing) have been provided full stipends and tuition scholarships for the maximum remittable portion of tuition, funded from the following:

  • Departmental teaching assistantships/scholarship support
  • Research assistantships from faculty grants
  • University scholarships
  • External fellowships, e.g., from APA and Society for Neuroscience
  • Individual and Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA) predoctoral training grants

Tuition remission and health insurance: We are committed to supporting ASOP doctoral students in good standing for four years, providing tuition and student health insurance. If you are from a qualifying Midwest state, you may be eligible for the Midwest Exchange Program.

Stipends: ASOP students in good standing should typically expect to receive competitive stipend support for four years. Sources of stipend support typically involve work positions for 20 hours/week, 10 months of the year, such as:

  • Teaching or research assistantships
  • Fellowships (e.g., University Fellowships)
  • Applied placements in related academic units (e.g., IUPUI Human Resources)

Summer internship opportunities: Some students may elect to gain applied experience during the summer. These opportunities are coordinated through program faculty and our numerous area partners. We have established relationships with the following organizations*:

  • British Airport Authority
  • Clarian Health Partners
  • Direct Defender
  • Eli Lilly
  • Emmis Communications
  • Exact Target
  • Flashpoint Consulting
  • Indiana Health Physicians
  • Indiana Historical Society
  • Interactive Intelligence
  • IU School of Medicine
  • Ivy Tech
  • NCAA Headquarters
  • Performance Assessment Network
  • Premiere Consulting Services
  • Public Safety Medical
  • Rolls Royce
  • St. Vincent Hospital
  • WellPoint
  • Wishard Hospital

Other support:

  • Professional development support for research and travel
  • Free or reduced fee licenses for major research software, such as SPSS Library resources

The Department of Psychology provides financial support for Ph.D. students throughout their graduate education. We make the commitment to support students in good standing for five years. Although the availability of student funding fluctuates, we have been able to provide financial support (stipend + tuition scholarship for the maximum remittable portion of tuition) for all of our doctoral students for five years. Effective starting the 2019-20 academic year, stipend rates for students in good standing within the clinical psychology program will receive a minimum stipend of $19,000.

Stipend support typically comes from teaching or research assistantships, for 20 hours/week, 10 months of the year (with summer funding often available). Teaching assistantship activities may include grading, coaching students, teaching labs, and guest lecturing. Advanced students often have the opportunity to be the instructor of record for a number of different courses, including on-line options. Research assistantships typically involve working with the student’s primary mentor (and/or collaborators) on funded research studies. Activities may include project management, recruiting and interviewing clinical participants, data analysis, manuscript writing, and grant writing.

The clinical program sets aside at least 25 percent of our annual budget to go directly to students to support travel and research projects. The past few years, we have been able to support over $15,000 worth of student requests annually. In addition, research grants and dissertation fellowships are available on a competitive basis, and our students have been successful in obtaining these. The departmental or school provides licenses for major research software, and student licenses for other software is available for low cost. The clinical program also purchases clinical manuals and library resources each year.

Tuition remission and health insurance: In exchange for 5–6 hours of work per week within the Department under the supervision of one or more Department faculty, the I/O program is often able to remit a portion of students’ annual tuition, as well as providing student health insurance. The number of credit hours remitted per student depends on a number of factors and is often not determined until shortly before the beginning of each academic year. In the past, the number of credit hours remitted during a single academic year has ranged from 6–12 of the typical 18 required.

Stipend: I/O students in good standing should typically expect to receive competitive stipend support for two years. Sources of stipend support typically involve work positions for 15 hours/week, 10 months of the year, such as:

  • Teaching or research assistantships
  • Fellowships (e.g., Kabat Fellowships, University Fellowships)
  • Applied placements in related academic units (e.g., IUPUI Human Resources)

Students may supplement their income with an optional summer internship.

Other support:

  • Professional development support for research and travel
  • Free or reduced fee licenses for major research software, such as SPSS
  • Library resources

Need to talk to someone about financial aid?

If you have questions or just need help navigating the process, you can reach out to finaid@iupui.edu or call 317-274-4162.