Student at SC&I

Graduate Financial Aid

Students in Need of Financial Support

Several types of financial support are available to highly qualified students. In most cases, students applying by January 15 are considered automatically for this as part of the admissions process. A few awards are also for students further along in their doctoral studies. All awards are highly competitive.

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) offers the following highly competitive forms of support:

  • Teaching Assistantships
  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Assistant Instructor/PTL positions
  • SC&I Fellowships
  • Pam Richards Fellowship
  • Grant funding
  • Hourly graders/research assistants

Many of these include a stipend, general health benefits and tuition remission. We also provide travel grants/assistance to all students presenting scholarship at scholarly conferences regionally, nationally and internationally.

Rutgers University also provides various forms of highly competitive support:

  • Presidential Fellowships
  • Diversity Fellowships
  • Bevier Fellowships
  • Teaching/Graduate Assistantships in other departments
  • Grant funding outside SC&I
  • Learning Community Coordinators, Dorm RAs and other full-time staff jobs

The Rutgers School of Graduate Studies also provides some travel grants/assistance. Notably they also run the Chaser Resource Center for Graduate Student External Support. Chaser helps graduate students at Rutgers receive more than $2 million annually from a variety of funders outside Rutgers.

Other forms of support (e.g., Spectrum Fellowships; Fulbright; international government and corporate sponsorships; and part-time, adjunct and full-time teaching positions at nearby schools) may also be available. In many of these cases, the Ph.D. program is able to provide tuition remission or some matching support. Those who are eligible for need-based financial aid should contact the Rutgers Office of Graduate Professional Admissions for additional information.