The Physics and Astronomy department offers the following possibilities for financial aid.
- Teaching Assistantships: Students should have a degree in physics or a closely related subject with a gpa of 3.3 or above. Students usually teach lab courses in physics or astronomy. Each lab section requires about 10 hours of work per week. To apply for a TA position, answer "yes" to the question "Are you interested in applying for a Teaching Assistantship?" on the physics applicant information form, and have the requested letters of recommendation sent.
- Grading (as available): is paid on an hourly basis
- Tuition scholarships: usually awarded to TAs, these grants cover part (but not all) of the university tuition fees.
- Research assistantships: usually awarded to continuing students who have already established a research relationship with a faculty member.