The program offers a considerable number of graduate Tuition Scholarships and Assistantships. The Tuition Scholarships cover tuition for the program in exchange for seven hours per week of work as a research assistant for one of the graduate English faculty members. The Graduate Assistantships cover tuition and provide a stipend of over $16,000 per year. In exchange for this aid, Graduate Assistants work thirteen hours per week in the University Writing Center and seven hours per week as a research assistant. To be considered for these funding sources, you should apply for admission in the fall semester. Applicants for spring admission cannot be considered for these awards.
You should also explore the assistantships offered by other Villanova departments and offices. You should consider applying for any of these assistantships that seem appropriate for you. If you apply for other university assistantships, you will still be considered for internal department funding. The deadline for all department scholarships and assistantships is March 1st, as is the deadline for most other assistantships.