Because every graduate school has its own application process and system of awarding aid, you must obtain that information directly from each of the institution. You can check with both the financial aid office and the graduate academic department.
These are based on academic merit, and do not need to be repaid. Typically, they provide partial or complete payment of tuition and a stipend for living expenses. They are awarded by federal and local governments, private organizations, and individual graduate school institutions. Plan early! Many deadlines fall before the graduate application deadline.
There are two types of assistantships: research and teaching. Typically, they provide a stipend and often waive tuition and/or other matriculation fees.
Available from the government and other private sources.
Last Updated: 6/21/12