Financial aid is available to qualified Ph.D. students. This may be in the form of tuition remission scholarships, teaching assistantships, or research assistantships. Teaching assistantships offer a twelve month stipend and tuition remission. Applicants are considered for assistantships at the time of admission. Eligibility normally lasts five years for students in good standing. Support beyond the fifth year may be requested, but will only be considered under exceptional circumstances. Home departments may also provide financial support for travel to scientific conferences at which students make presentations. Students are encouraged to seek other funds for support of research and travel expenses. Information on tuition and fees, housing, and scholarships, fellowships and assistantships, can be found in the Graduate Program section of the Academic Catalog.