The Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) is pleased to announce a financial aid program to assist elementary and secondary school teachers within the tri-state area with their GSAS tuition. Under this program, the Graduate School will offer a financial aid award of 50 percent of tuition (not including fees) to qualified full-time classroom teachers enrolled in GSAS. The Graduate School is delighted to offer this program in order to make a contribution to the elementary and secondary school educational community. The program begins in fall 2015.
What are the criteria for applying for awards in this program?
- Applicants must be master’s degree students enrolled in GSAS in an eligible program. Please refer to the list of eligible programs below. Students in any of our dual-degree programs are not eligible to participate in this program.
- Applicants must be full-time elementary or secondary school classroom teachers in either a public or private school in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut).
- Tuition awards may be used only for courses that meet (and do not exceed) the program's degree requirements.
- If a department, program, or GSAS has awarded a student financial aid (e.g., tuition scholarships, stipends), then the student may receive the higher of the Tuition Assistance Program tuition award or the departmental award, but not both.
- Starting in fall 2015, both newly admitted and continuing students are eligible to apply for the award. After completing two semesters of enrollment, students will be evaluated on their academic performance as a condition of the award.
- Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
- Students must meet the standards of academic progress for the Graduate School and their program.
- Students must meet the Graduate School’s policy requirements regarding time to degree.
- Students must submit a letter signed by the principal of their school and written on school stationery that confirms their status as a teacher. The letter must include a) confirmation the school is at the elementary or secondary grade level, b) confirmation the student is a full-time classroom teacher, and c) the grade(s) taught by the student.
- The Graduate School reserves the right to review each application to determine whether it properly meets the program’s terms and conditions. Awards are contingent upon the availability of funds within the University.
How do I participate in the program?
Please provide the following information to your academic department:
- Your name and University ID Number.
- The name of the school in which you teach, and grade(s) in which you teach.
- A letter, signed by the principal of your school and written on school stationery, that confirms each of the following:
- the school is at the elementary or secondary grade level
- you are a full-time classroom teacher
- the grade(s) you teach
- A personal statement explaining why your enrollment at the Graduate School supports your development as a classroom teacher.
Which programs are eligible?
Applicants must be master’s degree students enrolled in GSAS in one of the following programs:
- Africana Studies
- Animal Studies
- Computer Science
- East Asian Studies
- English Creative Writing
- European and Mediterranean Studies
- Experimental Humanities
- French Studies
- Hebrew and Judaic Studies
- Historical and Sustainable Architecture
- International Relations
- Irish and Irish American Studies
- Italian Studies
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Museum Studies
- Near Eastern Studies
- Religious Studies
- Russian and Slavic Studies
- Social and Cultural Analysis
- Spanish and Portuguese
Students in any of our dual-degree programs are not eligible to participate in this program.
Whom should I contact if I have questions?
Please contact Graduate Enrollment Services by phone at (212) 998-8050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.