Financial assistance to graduate students is provided in the form of teaching and research appointments, fellowships, traineeships, tuition scholarships, and loans. New students applying for financial aid should complete the regular online application through the Liaison GradCAS application system, except in special cases as noted below. Admission to graduate study does not carry any implications concerning the award of financial aid. Only students with full graduate status are eligible for teaching assistantships and fellowships. All applications for financial assistance are reviewed at the departmental level and awards made to the extent of available funds.