A limited number of teaching and research assistantships are available in the Department. A research assistantship is arranged by the potential advisor. Teaching assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis by the department. Tuition is automatically waived for all graduate students on assistantships. Some assistance is also available to students not on assistantships in the form of tuition waivers awarded by the department. To apply, indicate in your application materials that you would like to be considered for financial aid. Highly qualified students are encouraged to apply for competitive scholarships available federal funding agencies such as USDA-CSREES, NSF and non-profit organizations.