Assistantship & Fellowship Consideration

MS and PhD students are considered for assistantships. Master of Engineering students: very limited TA assistantships, not eligible for RA assistantships. Applicants must indicate on the ISU Admissions application (there are check boxes) that they want to be considered for a teaching and/or research assistantship.

Applicants considered for assistantships are also automatically considered for departmental fellowships & scholarships, no extra application is required.

Assistantship Financial Support 2023-2024

ProgramTimeStipendTuition ScholarshipHealth InsuranceFees
MS¼ (10 hrs/week) $1,093/month1
$4,918/semester1
25%3Provided
Student only4 
Student pays5
MS½ (20 hrs/week) $2,186/month1
$9,837/semester1
50%3Provided
Student only4 
Student pays5
PhD
Start
¼ (10 hrs/week) $1,168/month2
$5,256/semester2
50%3Provided
Student only4 
Student pays5
PhD
Start
½ (20 hrs/week) $2,336/month2
$10,512/semester2
100%3Provided
Student only4 
Student pays5
PhD
Passed Prelim
¼ (10 hrs/week) $1,218/month2
$5,481/semester2
50%3Provided
Student only4 
Student pays5
PhD
Passed Prelim
½ (20 hrs/week) $2,436/month2
$10,962/semester2                    
100%3Provided
Student only4 
Student pays5

Notes:

Graduate College Minimum stipend – actual totals are dependent upon start dates.

2 Graduate College Minimum stipend + CCEE supplement – actual totals are dependent upon start dates

3 Residential (in-state) tuition.

Health Insurance – graduate assistants are automatically enrolled, dependents can be added at cost to the student.

5 Students are responsible for fees of approximately $500-700/semester, including:

  • Activity, Services, Building & Recreation Fee
  • Health Facility and Health fee (this is not health insurance, and are required)
  • Engineering Technology Fee
  • One-time Records fee (at start of program)
  • Rates will change per academic year, see Tuition & Fee rates link below.

More Information

Alternative Funding Options

Assistantships are competitive, and not all students will be offered a TA or RA. Below you’ll find a list of other funding sources.

  1. CCEE department fellowships & scholarships
    • CCEE faculty can nominate applicants for departmental fellowships or scholarships.
    • Award amounts vary depending on funding source, and would be partial support.
  2. Funding outside CCEE department (Students must investigate on their own)