Money will never stand between qualified applicants and their doctoral education. All doctoral students at Kelley receive a basic financial aid package that consists of tuition, a living expenses stipend, and health and dental insurance (Indiana University's student health and dental insurance plan).
Additional financial support at Kelley takes several forms, including:
- Fee remission: These exempt students from tuition payments with the exception of some incidental fees.
- Teaching appointments: The Kelley School offers teaching appointments to all students in good academic standing. These appointments fund doctoral study while providing valuable teaching experience. Doctoral students who garner teaching appointments typically serve as associate instructors (AIs) who lead discussion sections or teach undergraduate courses in their major field. Don’t worry about lacking teaching experience—Kelley faculty members are renowned teachers who enjoy passing on their knowledge. We also offer a 1.5 credit Teaching Development course to show you the ropes.
- Research appointments: Research is king at Kelley—and we strongly encourage students to pursue serious research and publication activities before beginning their dissertations. Our faculty frequently collaborate on research projects with doctoral students, and these projects often lead to presentations at national professional meetings and publications in prestigious journals. Such accomplishments significantly enhance students' job placement prospects as well as their professional development.
- Fellowships: Each year the Kelley School awards a number of fellowships to outstanding doctoral candidates. Typically, these are awarded in addition to the normal stipends and fee remissions.
- Educational Opportunity Fellowships: Educational Opportunity Fellowships are offered to a limited number of students whose life circumstances are judged to have hindered their opportunities to fully develop their scholastic capabilities. Students who think they may qualify for this program should contact Kelley Doctoral Programs.
- Other financial support: The Kelley School of Business and Indiana University provide other forms of financial support to doctoral students. Among these are grants-in-aid, both domestic and international, that cover students' travel, research, and dissertation expenses. Competitive research grant programs and travel grants defray expenses when doctoral students take part in activities such as attending professional meetings or presenting competitive research papers.