Cost and Financial Aid
Tuition and fees per semester for graduate students at the University of Florida in the fall of 2007 were $311.60 per credit hour for Florida residents and $941.79 per credit hour for non-residents. Due to tuition waivers usually available, new to U.F. students on assistantships and some fellowships pay $44.51 per credit hour. Reduced rates apply to nine credit hours for students on 25-74% time assistantships.
The Department of Statistics awards teaching and research assistantships each year. Stipends vary slightly, but a typical student assistant working 0.5-time received $14,500 during the 2008-09 academic year. Students on assistantship usually take nine credit hours of coursework per semester. A number of assistantships are available for the summer terms for current students who wish to continue their work through the summer months. The Department of Statistics has 50-60 graduate students, most of whom are receiving some form of financial support. Depending on the student's interests and abilities, this support could take the form of an assistantship involving grading, tutoring or teaching an undergraduate service course, serving as a student consultant in the agricultural statistics or biostatistics units of the department or working with a faculty member in a variety of possible statistical research projects. First year students often teach discussion sections of a large elementary statistics course. Graduate students whose native language is not English must take the SPEAK exam to be eligible for a teaching assignment. See the Department's Graduate Student Handbook for details. All graduate students admitted as nonFlorida residents and receiving an out-of-state tuition payment are encouraged to apply for Florida residency when they become eligible.
Some fellowships and supplemental awards are also available for exceptionally qualified students. These include University of Florida Alumni Graduate Fellowships and departmental awards such as the Joan S. Mendenhall Fellowship, the Kenneth and Janet Keene Fellowship and the Annette Kendall Katzoff Fellowship. Additionally, there is an NSF IGERT fellowship in the theme Quantitative Spatial Ecology, Evolution, and Environment (QSE3) for statistics students interested in interdisciplinary research in spatial dynamics. Other fellowships are available from agencies like the National Science Foundation and the McKnight Black Doctoral Fellowship Program. The Office of Student Services, University of Florida (Telephone (352) 392-1261) can provide additional information on these programs.
Assitantship and Fellowship application materials are automatically sent in response to requests made to the Department for admissions forms. These forms are also available online from our Graduate Program homepage.
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