The Catholic University of America

Graduate Funding

CUA graduate students in English receive funding from a number of sources. For PhD students, the primary source is the Teaching Fellowship (TF) program. In return for teaching duties, Teaching Fellows receive a full waiver of tuition, a stipend of $18,000, and health insurance through the university plan.

At the MA level, funding is provided in the form of Teaching Assistantships, which provide a full tuition waiver and stipend of $11,000.

Teaching assistantships at the MA level may be renewed for two years, and Teaching fellowships at the PhD level may be renewed for up to five years. So a student who enters the graduate program at the MA level and continues to the PhD may receive up to seven years of funded support.

Students in the English PhD program are also eligible for university-wide funding such as the Deferrari scholarship, which provides a full tuition waiver, and the Board of Trustees scholarship, which provides a full tuition waiver and stipend of $18,000.

Provided that all materials are received by February 1, all applicants will be considered for the available scholarships and assistantships for which they qualify. No separate application form needs to be filed.