There are a variety of sources of financial assistance available within the Department of Psychology. The most common forms of support are halftime teaching assistantships (academic year and summer) and research assistantships. Special funding may be available for qualified minorities. Admission into the graduate program is usually accompanied by a 4-year commitment of financial support; the majority of students in the program over the past 30 years have received a minimum of 9-months/year support for 5 years. It is our policy to not bring new students into the program unless we believe we can fund them during their graduate training for at least 4 years. Students who receive an assistantship are expected to be available for meetings and any work related to the assistantship starting the date the assistantship begins, which is typically one week before the start of the semester.