The university offers financial aid to Modern Culture and Media doctoral students in several forms. Typically, aid is provided for five years. First-year candidates usually receive a one-year fellowship. For the next four years, candidates usually are awarded teaching assistantships. One-semester dissertation fellowships to support early work on the dissertation are also available for advanced students.
Most fellowships and all assistantships include tuition and a stipend for living expenses. There is also a Guaranteed Student Loan program. Foreign students are eligible for all such aid except for the loan program.