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Financial Support


Division of Graduate Education and PostDoctoral Affairs Financial Support 

Travel & Field Research Grant

Every graduate student is eligible to claim up to $2000 travel and field research expenses reimbursement

For more details about the Travel & Field Research Grant and how to process your expenses, please visit this section

Tuition Funding Option

M.A. Students are only eligible for financial support from the university (including employment) for seven quarters maximum that they are enrolled--no matter how many quarters of actual support may have been received.  

UCSD Academic Positions

Employment of at least 25% as a GSR, TA, or Reader will qualify students for a Tuition and Fee Remission.  

Most of our students are employed by either the College Writing Program or the Language Program through the Linguistics Department. 

Annual Grad Slam Research Event

The UC San Diego Grad SLAM is a graduate student competitive speaking event that showcases graduate student research.  Grad SLAM participants present their research using three PowerPoint slides in a three-minute “TED-like talk” that can be understood by a general audience. Presenters will compete in successive rounds and receive prizes ranging from $100.00-$2,500.00.  

The goal of this event is to share with the campus community the tremendous quality of the graduate research at UC San Diego and offers an opportunity for graduate students to develop oratorical skill, a dynamic delivery, and compelling content when presenting their academic research. 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Any questions on financial aid must be directed to the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office 

See a financial aid timeline for graduate students. 

Admission Offer

The program has limited funds at its disposal to create financial packages for prospective incoming graduate students. 

These funds are administered and disbursed at the discretion of the admissions committee. Packages are for one year only. Students will be notified if/how much financial support they will receive by the program with an official Admissions Offer Letter (this is sent after the OGS Acceptation Letter) 

Support for Student Parents

All information at the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs  

ASE (TA) Child Care Reimbursement 

GSR Child Care Reimbursement 

An important new benefit will be extended to graduate students appointed to work as Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) for at least 25%-time, effective Fall Quarter 2013. In recognition of the added challenges faced by students who are juggling campus employment with raising their children, and in keeping with a benefit that has been contractually extended to Teaching Assistants (TAs), eligible GSRs may be reimbursed for qualifying childcare expenses.  Effective Summer 2014, GSRs may be reimbursed for qualifying childcare expenses up to maximum of $900 per quarter. Students will be reimbursed by their home departments and programs. 

UCSD GSR Childcare Reimbursement Factsheet (PDF) 


Support Time Limits 

Latin American Studies MA graduate students are allotted seven (7) quarters maximum of support are for MA Students—no matter how many quarters of actual support may have been received. Students will no longer be eligible for financial support from any source at UCSD once they have met the Support Time Limit. 

Tax Information  

The UC San Diego Graduate Division provides useful Tax Information and information on their website. 

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