Financial aid in the form of teaching assistantships, and tuition and fee waivers, is granted on a competitive basis. Both half and full teaching assistants may purchase excellent health-care coverage, heavily subsidized by UConn. Outstanding candidates are also eligible for pre-doctoral fellowships, summer fellowships, and general graduate school fellowships. Summer school teaching positions are available on a limited basis. Graduate student research for the doctoral dissertation is supported by the Research Foundation through dissertation fellowships and grants for specific research projects.