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Funding Resources for Departments

Global Perspectives students gather with Dean Karen DePauw to discuss their research during a stay in Switzerland

Managing Graduate Assistantships

Creating assistantship agreements, entering appointments on Banner, benefits associated with assistantships, and assistantship dates and deadlines.

Funding Programs Through the Graduate School

Programs that university departments may use to fund and recruit outstanding graduate students.

Tuition Remission Process

When and how to fund and award tuition, funding restrictions, handling late fees, tuition remission reports.

Fellowship selection and new university policy

Policy 3400 outlines protocols for awarding and managing scholarships and similar awards (fellowships) held by the Virginia Tech Foundation.  This policy is effective for graduate and professional level awards July 1, 2011. Technical assistance is available from the Foundation or the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid (USFA).

Posting fellowships and assistantships

To better coordinate the interaction of fellowships and assistantships with student financial aid, departments should enter student appointments into the university system as early as possible, ideally no less than 21 days prior to the beginning of any term and for the entire academic or calendar year when possible.  Late entries of awards and appointments may conflict with financial aid awards and could negatively impact students.

If you wish to advertise an assistantship opening to graduate students, email the details to and the position will be posted on the Graduate School's weekly listserv message.