The primary source of financial aid within the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is in the form of Research Assistantships to work on sponsored research projects. General information on financial aid for graduate students is available online from the .
Typical assistantship appointments are for either 1/4 or 1/2 time and can be for either an academic year or calendar year. Specific duties are required, which often overlap with the student's educational goals. The Assistantship includes a stipend, which varies depending upon background, experience and duties. Typically assistantship stipends start at the bottom of the allowable range of Assistant level I for beginning MS students and at the bottom of the allowable range of Assistant level II for beginning Ph.D. students.
Graduate student stipend ranges can be found on the Graduate School website.
Assistantships include the following benefits:
Tuition rates and other fees are available from the MSU Controller's Office.