I have a simple question about grad school.
I thought the way it worked with physics & astronomy PHD students is that tutition was waived and then you were issued a stipend. Thus, the stipend is low, but at least you don't have to pay any Tuition. This is how it usually works, correct?
The reason I ask is that I was looking at New Mexico State's website for astronomy. It says, in their FAQ, that tuition is $1,900 a semester; 3800 a year is a lot of money if you are making under $20k. I then went back to gradschoolshopper pdfs and realized that a lot of schools don't say Tuition is waived (Hawaii, for example, is one of the few schools that says specifically that they do). So, I am not sure anymore.