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 $27,862 for the 2016-17 academic year (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017). Stipend amounts are reviewed annually and generally increased from $500 to $1,000. Doctoral students who meet the criteria of other sources of assistance may apply for additional aid through the Financial Aid Office.