Teaching Assistantships are available through the English Language Center (ELC). The application process for an assistantship is separate from the application for admission to the M.A. program. In addition to a stipend, assistantships include a tuition waiver of 9 credits per semester. Applications for assistantships must be received by the ELC by February 1st for the following Fall semester and are available through a link on the ELC website. To be considered for an assistantship, applicants must first be accepted by the M.A. TESOL program; therefore, your application materials should be submitted to the graduate program well in advance of the February 1st deadline for the assistantship application. Because funding support is not guaranteed, applicants are also encouraged to explore other sources of funding for their graduate studies. A few fellowships are also available through the Center For Language Teaching Advancement. Finally, there are occasionally assistantships available through the department, and all applicants are automatically considered for these. Information on financial aid for US citizens can be found in the Office of Financial Aid.