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Financial Aid

At Ball State, we strive to make your education a good value and keep it as affordable as possible. More than 75 percent of Ball State students receive financial aid.

For information about costs and financial aid for graduate students, visit the Graduate School's Costs and Financial Aid page.

Doctoral Program Assistantships
An assistantship supports you financially and academically. Assistantships are awarded by the individual science departments.

Assistantships include a stipend, full tuition remission, and a waiver of out-of-state fees (some fees still apply). If you hold an assistantship for an entire academic year, then you receive a tuition waiver for the following summer. Stipends vary by department.  Availability and duties of assistantships vary among the major departments involved in the program.

In return, you will assist faculty in teaching, although some assistants receive other assignments. After you complete your assistantship, you may be able to teach courses as a contract faculty member, thereby extending your teaching experience. 

To apply for an assistantship, simply check the box on our application form. You must contact the individual major department, and the department will notify you prior to the beginning of the term (usually during the spring before the fall term).

For more information about assistantships including openings in other departments and colleges, visit the Graduate School's Assistantships Web page.

For information about costs and financial aid for graduate students, visit the Graduate School's Costs and Financial Aid page.