The Office of Graduate Student Services will be closed Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th.  In addition, the office will close at noon on the following Fridays: June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21 and August 4, 2017. 

Tuition and Fees

Most full-time graduate students are paid a stipend through assistantships or fellowships. Tuition remission for up to eight course credits per academic year is included in the graduate student’s financial package. Wesleyan University requires all students to maintain health insurance and contributes two-thirds of the insurance fee for graduate students on a Wesleyan-offered health insurance plan.  A limited number of dependency allowances are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. The duties of graduate students vary by department but generally involve assistance in some phase of instruction and/or research.

New graduate students who work as teaching assistants receive a stipend September 1 through May 31. Continuing graduate students on a stipend receive payments June 1 through May 31.

Graduate students are required to complete tax forms W-4 and CT W-4 and employment form I-9 in order to receive payment. The Office of Graduate Student Services will administer these forms during New Student Orientation. International Students must make an appointment to discuss tax status with the Payroll Office at Stipend payments will be withheld until all tax and employment forms are complete.

Dependency allowance applications are available in the Office of Graduate Student Services. If approved, payments are distributed on the first pay period of each month.

Stipend Amounts for 2016/17

  • 9 month stipend for new students in Science and Math = $22,927.50
  • 12 month stipend for continuing students in Science and Math = $30,570
  • 9 month stipend for Music Master's = $14,902.87
  • 12 month stipend for Music Master's = $19,870.50
  • 9 month stipend for PhD Music = $19,488.37
  • 12 month stipend for PhD Music = $25,984.50