Financial Aid Stipend Ph.D. Students Doctoral students are typically provided a fellowship award which includes an annual stipend, a full tuition scholarship and single coverage health insurance while they are enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for support from extramural agencies. Students who receive competitively funded extramural fellowships are eligible to receive an additional $2,000 per year in stipend support for the duration of the award. The stipend is $26,000 for the 2013-4 academic year (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014). Stipend amounts are reviewed annually. Doctoral students who meet the criteria of other sources of assistance may apply for additional aid through the Financial Aid Office.