Financial Resources-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Financial Resources


The English Department provides four years of full tuition support for full-time LCS students pursuing the Ph.D.  

There are also several other resources for financial support:

  • Ph.D. candidates teach undergraduate courses at CMU, earning a yearly stipend. The teaching load is one course per semester.
  • A competitive dissertation fellowship is available, and provides Ph.D. candidates with a stipend while they work full-time on their dissertations.
  • Federal loan programs—interest deferred while in school—provide supplemental income.
  • The University offers no-interest, short term emergency loans to needy students. Visit The HUB Student Financial Resource Center for complete information on these and other programs.