Assistantships / Fellowships
A number of financial aid programs are available to doctoral students at USF. For further information, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at the College of Business.
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available for doctoral students. The assistantships pay a salary of $20,000 per year. These are 12 month appointments requiring 20 hours of work per week (4th year the assistantship becomes a 9 month appointment). Students are required to assist faculty with research and teach classes. They will be expected to teach a total of 6 classes over four years of funding. Graduate assistants are eligible to receive a health insurance subsidy.
- Partial Tuition Waivers
Partial waivers of both in-state and out-of-state tuition fees will be given to graduate students who are appointed as Graduate Teaching/Research Assistants or Associates. At the present time, the tuition waiver may be limited to a maximum of twelve hours per semester. During the summer term, the tuition waiver may be limited to a maximum of six hours. Assistantships are granted by nomination from program directors. Interested students should contact their program directors for further information.
Students receiving partial tuition waivers will be responsible for fees associated with credit hours taken.
Note: There is a 120 hour maximum on the number of credit hours covered by tuition waivers. Additional credit hours must be paid for by the student.
- University Graduate Fellowship
A limited number of University Graduate Fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding first-year doctoral students. To be eligible for consideration, students must meet the following criteria:
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better
- Graduate GPA of 3.5 or better
- GMAT score of 580 or better
- McKnight Foundation Fellowship
This Fellowship program provides a tuition waiver plus a stipend of $15,600 for African Americans and Hispanics pursuing PhD degrees at the University of South Florida and nine other universities in the state of Florida. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who hold or will receive a bachelor's or master's degree. The application process usually begins in the fall with a deadline of January 15. Apply at http://www.fefonline.org.
- L. Rene Gaiennie Endowment for PhD Research