Dear GSAS Students,

I am pleased to announce that those benefitting from guaranteed financial support will receive a 2.8 percent increase to their stipend for the 2020–2021 academic year. I hope this is welcome news as you make plans for the fall.

Since GSAS introduced tuition grants in 2001 and stipend support in 2002, the School has steadily improved the standard GSAS total aid package for PhD students, which now provides financial support and fully subsidized health insurance totaling more than $350,000 per student over the course of five years. This financial package is part of the overall benefits available, which include transit subsidies, support for new parents, and free gym membership for students and substantially reduced membership costs for family members.

I am delighted that GSAS is able to increase stipend rates during this challenging time. As always, if you have any questions about your financial support package, please contact your financial aid officer.

With all best wishes,

Emma Dench
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics

Message about GSAS Standard Funding Package