Teaching Assistantships are available for qualified students. The annual stipend in the academic year 2011/2012 is $15,145 plus a full tuition scholarship. Annual increments are usually made to the stipend. Research Assistantships are available with comparable support. Students may earn from $1,800 to $5,000 with full tuition waiver during the summer from individual faculty research grants as Research Assistants. Exceptionally qualified students are encouraged to apply for fellowships. Full or partial tuition scholarships are also available. Continued appointment as Teaching Assistant requires satisfactory performance of the assigned TA duties.
Additionally, students may also be supported by the NY state SPIR program which provides a mechanism for the university to work with the local industry on industrial projects on a cost shared basis. In the past five years, more than 120 undergraduate and graduate students were supported financially through the program. However, this support can not be promised unless you have arrived on campus and have been selected for a suitable position.
Students from non-English speaking countries who apply for Teaching Assistantships are required to achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 90. All students who receive teaching or research assistantships are required to participate in a faculty research program while pursuing a graduate degree at Stony Brook.