what are the differences.?

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satyad18
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what are the differences.?

Postby satyad18 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:43 am

Could anyone please give me the differences between- funding which we get there...what all does this include? How is this different from scholarship and TA.? How does the system work there. I'm getting confused..

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Re: what are the differences.?

Postby satyad18 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:54 am

And what about the fees.? How do I pay them.? Is it included in the funding provided.? I'm an international student. Plz help..

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Re: what are the differences.?

Postby shouravv » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:07 pm

Assuming (from your screen name) that you are in South Asia and that "there" is the US, "all" contains tuition fees, health care, and a stipend for you in the form of fellowship / TA / RA appointment. The stipend will be enough for you to lead a decent student life but won't make you rich.

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Re: what are the differences.?

Postby grae313 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:52 pm

Funding is a general term. Funds = money, and if you want to do anything that costs money, you need funding. Funding just means any money that you receive. Graduate school costs money, and so they expect that you will need funding.

You can receive different types of funding, including a TA/RA or a fellowship. Graduate schools assume you will need this funding to pay your tuition, pay your health insurance, and to pay your living expenses. If you obtain "outside funding" in the form of a fellowship, the school will not have to fund you, but if you don't, the school will have to fund you.

The standard is for them to pay your tuition and health insurance expenses, and then for you to either teach or do research in exchange for a "stipend" which is the money you use to pay your living expenses. For example, Cornell pays my tuition and a basic health insurance plan, then I do research in a lab for an annual pre-tax income (stipend) of about $30,000, so all together I get about $60,000 per year in funding. If you obtain a nice fellowship, the fellowship will pay your tuition, health insurance, and stipend, in which case you wouldn't have to TA or do research unless you wanted to or unless it were a condition of your fellowship.

Understand?

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Re: what are the differences.?

Postby satyad18 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:41 am

yup..thanks.




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