Research and Teaching Assistantships
As a graduate student, you may apply for a research or teaching assistantship.
- Research assistantships are awarded competitively. Research assistants work up to 20 hours a week and are compensated with a basic health insurance plan, a stipend and tuition remission.
- Teaching assistantships typically require you to work 20 hours a week in support of the department’s undergraduate programs. You’ll be compensated with a basic health insurance plan, nine credits of tuition remission per term and a nine-month stipend.
Fellowships are available through Temple’s graduate school for students with exceptional academic records. They include
- Presidential Fellowships, which are reserved for only the most outstanding candidates; and
- University Fellowships, which are intended to support students who demonstrate outstanding potential for success in their chosen fields.
These fellowships provide a stipend plus tuition for two years. Learn more about fellowship opportunities for graduate students.
Information on fellowship-related workshops for current graduate students can be found in the Deadlines and Events section of Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising. Resources for preparing applications can be found under Application Resources.
If you are considering applying for a graduate fellowship, schedule an appointment to meet with the fellowships advisor.
The Phi Delta Gamma Scholarship Fund award goes to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding scholarship and evidence of community service.
The Terminal Master's Project Completion Grant carries a stipend and one credit of tuition remission. Departments nominate students who have completed all requirements for their degrees, except the required project. The award is for five months.
Certain organizations outside of Temple University provide grants, fellowships, scholarships and other awards for graduate students. Learn more about the numerous external awards and funds available to graduate students.
Federal Financial Aid
Federal Stafford Loans
Applying for federal Stafford loans requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At Temple University, unsubsidized Stafford loans are available to full-time graduate students up to a maximum amount of $20,500 annually.
Eligibility for the Federal Work-study Program is based on the applicant’s need as determined by the information on the applicant’s FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled at least half time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are paid biweekly for hours worked.