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Teaching Assistantships

The department has some financial support for graduate students available in the form of Teaching Assistantships.

Teaching Assistantships are available for full-time MA students and provide a stipend and a tuition and fee scholarship. In return students assist a faculty member coordinating and grading for one or more courses. With additional training, some second year TA teach their own class.

We encourage all students who wish to be considered for a TAship to indicate their interest in teaching in their statement of interest.


Other Forms of Financial Assistance

Students may be eligible for other forms of aid. MA students who do not receive a TAship or Fellowship and who are residents of the states of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming, or of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), may qualify for in-state fees under the regional graduate studies program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

The Graduate School also has non-resident tuition waivers available for students who live outside the WICHE region.

In addition, we recommend that all U.S. citizens file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will entitle them to apply for other aid, such as federally subsidized loans and work study.

For additional information on financial aid, please see the information above, contact the Department of HIstory, or visit the ISU Office of Financial Aid.