The Department and the Graduate School support every student admitted to the graduate program, and continue to support everyone making progress in the program for six years of Tuition Remission and Cost of Living Stipends (in 2012-2013, $20,000).
Some students receive larger stipends for some or all of their six years of study, by winning one of the Graduate School's special fellowships (see the list at the Admissions link) or an external fellowship. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consider their eligibility for all such fellowships.
The Department and the Graduate School also provide funds for Summer Research (typically $3000) and for travel to conferences.
Finally, continuing graduate students also have the opportunity to teach introductory philosophy courses for the Department in the University's evening division (University College) or Summer School or to teach a course for another local college or university for renumeration. These are especially valuable for gaining teaching experience, but they should not distract from the student's studies. Students are not permitted to teach more than one such course per semester, and they are not permitted to teach at all while on Dissertation Fellowship.