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UCLA Graduate Division

Financial Support for Entering Graduate Students

Student support funds at UCLA are provided to graduate students in the form of grants, fellowships, traineeships, teaching assistantships and graduate student researcher appointments. Support based solely on need is also provided, in the form of work-study and loans, through the Financial Aid Office. A student may receive both a departmental or Graduate Division award and an award based solely on financial need if the need-based criteria are met.

You are strongly urged to apply in all categories for which you may qualify.

  • Fellowships & Grants
    Merit-based awards provide stipends in varying amounts and may include tuition and nonresident supplemental tuition. Awards are competitive and open to all graduate students.
  • Teaching & Research Assistantships
    Teaching Assistantships provide experience in teaching undergraduates under faculty supervision. Graduate Student Researcher positions provide experience working on faculty-supervised research projects.
  • Financial Aid
    Funding based on financial need available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Financial aid includes loans and work-study awards.
  • Extramural Fellowships
    Merit-based support provided by national, international or private foundations. Many organizations accept applications up to a year before acceptance into a graduate program.