Students who are admitted to the graduate program are offered a funding package for up to five years of support. The financial package includes stipend, tuition remission, and health insurance. For students admitted for the coming academic year, funding is expected to include a first-year fellowship and four subsequent years of a combination of teaching, research and fellowship support. Provision of each year of the funding package is conditional on satisfactory progress toward the degree, including timely advancement to doctoral candidacy, and satisfactory fulfillment of teaching responsibilities.

Although financial support is guaranteed for five years (pending satisfactory performance), all students will be encouraged to apply, at various times during their graduate career, for other sources of support for which they are eligible.