The MFA in Intermedia has several Graduate Assistantships available each year. These include both Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships. These are awarded to MFA students only. Awards are given based on the quality of the applicant’s portfolio and departmental needs. Graduate Assistants are obligated for up to 20 hours a week to assist faculty or to teach a class with faculty supervision. Under normal circumstances Graduate Assistantships are awarded for a maximum of two years.
Since assistantships are based primarily on ability as opposed to need, you do not need to send financial statements. Students awarded assistantships will be assigned a particular job by the program head. Additionally, there are many assistantships in multiple departments and offices around campus and information about some of these can be found here or listed on the Association of Graduate Students office. As part of the assistantships of all students are variable awards (minimum of $12,500 a year), 18 credits a year of tuition waiver (the program has a full time requirement of 9 credits per semester), half of health insurance costs paid, legal services available, etc.
For more information on Graduate stipends please contact the Program Director, Dr. Owen F. Smith. For other non-program based graduate financial aid (other GAs, graduate work-study and general financial aid), please contact the Financial Aid Office (207-581-1324) or visit their web site here for complete information on financial aid and student loan opportunities.