Financial Aid and Stipends

We award fellowships and teaching assistantships to all admitted students. A typical financial aid package includes a four-year award that covers tuition, fees, enrollment in the University of Pennsylvania Student Health Plan, and an annual stipend of more than $30,000 for living expenses.  An annual budget is available to students to support travel to academic conferences and presentations.  Student requiring 5th-year funding work with their faculty advisors to obtain research support from a number of sources, including the OID Department, as well as Wharton-affiliated and outside research grants.

As a part of the program, starting in the second year, each student is expected to act as a teaching assistant for one semester course each year.  Student can supplement their stipends through additional teaching and research assistantships, and many students receive additional funding directly from their advisors to support their research activities.