A limited number of university funded assistantships and tuition scholarships (TS) are awarded on a competitive basis. These include research/teaching assistantships which carry a remission of tuition and fees and in some instances a monthly stipend. Students with assistantships and tuition scholarships are assigned to faculty members to help with their teaching and/or research efforts.
Depending on the type of award, assistants and tuition scholars are expected to work from 7-20 hours per week for their faculty mentor. Additional research assistantships, supported by extramural grants, are awarded by faculty members holding the grants.