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The Office of Graduate Student Services will close at Noon on Wednesday November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will reopen on Monday November 30 for our regular hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30am- 5pm. 


Dependency Allowance

Financial support is available for graduate students whose only income is a graduate stipend and whose dependents reside full time with the graduate student.  Interested graduate students must submit an application to be considered for this support.  Financial assistance in the form of $130 per dependent per month will be approved for graduate students who meet the criteria listed below.  The amount paid per dependent may be less than $130 per dependent in years when many students apply and the total amount exceeds the available funds.   A new application is required each year. 

 Criteria for Eligibility

  1. Applicants must receive a Graduate stipend
  2. The Graduate stipend must be the only source of income in the household
  3. Dependents covered by the dependency allowance must reside full-time in the household


Dependency Allowance Application

Applications must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Student Services

Deadline for continuing graduate students: May 30

Deadline for new incoming graduate students:  Sep 15