Financial Aid Information for Electrical and Computer
Graduate Programs in ECE: Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering: Systems
Contact: Please contact the graduate coordinator in your area
The EECS doctoral programs admit only those students for whom financial aid can be guaranteed for the anticipated duration of studies (five years for students entering with a BS, four years for students entering with an MS), assuming satisfactory progress is made. Most commonly, this financial aid is offered by the doctoral program when admission is offered, and consists of a fellowship, a research assistantship, a teaching assistantship, or a combination thereof. This aid normally includes a tuition waiver, stipend (currently $25,000 for 12 months) and health care. Students entering with an external fellowship will see their award adjusted to reflect the external support. As a condition of admission, students must report external fellowships--along with documentation of the award--to the Financial Aid Officer at the time that the admission application is submitted.
The EECS Department has limited financial aid to award to master's students at the time of application. On the other hand, master's students occasionally receive a research or teaching assistantship after they begin their studies. Master's students are encouraged to apply for fellowships from sources outside the Department. Many of the more common fellowships and other funding sources are listed below.
New and Continuing Students
New and continuing students, both Master's and PhD, can apply for research (GSRA) or teaching assistantships (GSI) as well as U-M and External Fellowships as a means of increasing their support and strengthening their resumes. Many of the more common fellowships and other funding sources are listed below.
Fellowship and Funding Resources and Information
Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) and Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA)
GSI and GSRA positions are filled by both incoming and current graduate students, with the
positions primarily being filled by students already in the program. Incoming students
are offered GSI and GSRA positions based on their application materials. No additional form
is needed. Current students wishing a GSRA position contact faculty directly. Current
students desiring a GSI position must take part in the departmental application process which takes
place two times during the academic year. GSIs and GSRAs are usually expected to work 16 to
20 hours a week, receiving full tuition and fees, monthly stipend, and university health care coverage.
Information regarding loans and FAFSA is available from the University of Michigan Office of Financial Aid (734) 763-6600.
Office of Financial Aid - Graduate Programs
Need-based Aid for International Students:
Information for sources of loans and financial assistance
for international students is available from the University of Michigan
Office of Financial Aid (734) 763-6600.
Office of Financial Aid - Financial Aid for International Students
Information regarding the cost of
attending the University of Michigan
Child Care Funding Resources
General Graduate Information
Please refer to the
Graduate Homepage of the EECS Department for information concerning the Graduate Program
in general, including admissions.