Normally, assistants are appointed for the months August – May. The assistants' departments determine the specific beginning and ending dates of the appointments.
Future assistantships are not guaranteed or renewed automatically. You must apply for continued support and be considered along with new applicants. Award decisions are based on academic credentials, not on financial need. Some programs renew assistantships for the duration of their students’ programs; and some have limits on the number of assistantships a student may receive. Students should not assume that their awards extend to any terms not specifically stated in their award letters.
To reapply for an assistantship, fill out this online Financial Aid Application for Admitted Students form. Or print this PDF and fill out and return to the Graduate School by the appropriate competition deadline below: